Deal #5850

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Myeik, Myanmar (Burma)

Latitude
12.497835842462894
Longitude
98.95665264374998
Target country
Myanmar
Area in operation
Comment on location
Location based on map in Green Desert Report P.20 / 54. Area in operation derived from visibility on Google Earth basemap

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 15378
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2013] 2428
Comment on land area
size of the concession area is not transparent. Sources differ between 15378 and 19921 hectares.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Agriculture unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2018] In operation (production)

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-03-02
Comment on data source
Peace brings plantations and displacement in Myeik

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-11-24
Comment on data source
Malaysian company accused of abuses in Tanintharyi

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2017-01-12
Comment on data source
Environmental Investigation Agency

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2016-12-01
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Green Desert 2016. Communities in Tanintharyi renounce the MSPP Oil Palm Concession

Data source #5

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
Comment on data source
Google Earth Engine Timelapse Video showing land conversion from forested land to plantation

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
Date
2018-04-28
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
Date
2018-04-23

Names of communities / indigenous peoples affected

Comment on communities / indigenous peoples affected
Type of population is rural and affected population is 4480.

Recognitions status of community land tenure

Recognition status of community land tenure
Indigenous Peoples traditional or customary rights not recognized by government

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
There was a dialogue after the company entered into the area

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Company offered 1,000,000 MMK (790 USD) for 405 hectares of land as compensation. That is 10,000 MMK (7.9 USD) for 0.4 hectares

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Other

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land
Comment on former land cover
See land conversion in a timelapse video following this Link: https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse/#v=12.50342,98.96833,11.216,latLng&t=3.23

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Groundwater
Surface water ()
Comment on source of water extraction
As fertilizer and pesticides use have moreover caused water pollution. While some wills were constructed by the company to deal with the declining availability of clean water resource.

Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investments (PRAI)

Comment on PRAI
Related laws and legislation - Juridical texts related to the conflict ( Foreign Investment Law, Environmental conservation Law....)

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