Deal #5819

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Target country
Myanmar
Comment on location
Sagaing Region Myanmar

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
200000

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels
Comment on intention of investment
The investment is for sugarcane, cassava and maize for biofuel production.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The concession was awarded to the Ministry of Agriculture, Great Wall Co. (a Burmese company), and China’s State Development and Investment Corporation.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
https://www.tni.org/files/download/tni-2013-burmasborderlands-def-klein-def.pdf
Date
2013-02-01
Comment on data source
Buchanan J, Kramer T, Woods K. 2013. Developing Disparity. Regional Investment in Burma's Borderlands. Amsterdam, NL: Transnational Institute. P. 37 The land concession is only referenced briefly in this publication.

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
STATUS AND POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIOFUELS AND RURAL RENEWABLE ENERGY
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
There are mentions of Great Wall projects in Sagaing, but it cannot be determined from the source if any of these is the target in question, ad they do not specify the land area covered.

Former land use

Comment on former land use
Supposedly, "Even if these lands are cultivated, bioethanol will be produced from crops grown on newly opened land. Therefore, conflict between food security and energy security would be avoided." Link: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/30311/biofuels-myanmar.pdf

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Cassava (Maniok), Corn (Maize), Sugar Cane

Overall comment

Overall comment
Exact location as well as exact contract year are lacking. However, contract was signed after 2004

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