Deal #6811

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Tanzania

Latitude
-9
Longitude
37.5
Target country
Tanzania
Comment on location
logging in the heart of Selous along the Rufiji river

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2019] 143638
Comment on land area
Seventeen local companies have been awarded tenders

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
[2019, current] Forest logging / management (for wood and fibre) (150000 ha)
Comment on intention of investment
estimated 2.6 million trees to be cleared. The purpose is to make way for the Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project, which will see the construction of the largest dam in Tanzania along the Rufiji River.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Exploitation permit / license / concession (for mineral resources)

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2019, current] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
construction work has begun in earnest on a controversial hydropower plant

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Seventeen local companies have been awarded tenders

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Tanzania approves mass logging project in World Heritage Site
Date
2019-02-25

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Tanzania urged to halt logging plans and dam project in Selous Game Reserve, as advised by IUCN
Date
2018-06-28

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Tanzania chooses energy over the environment
Date
2019-06-19

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Conservation
Comment on former land use
Selous Game Reserve – a Unesco World Heritage Site. Logging is serious environmental threat to the reserve.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Trees (unspecified)

Overall comment

Overall comment
$3 billion logging project. Logging is serious environmental threat to the reserve. "The project has been widely criticized as it involves large-scale destruction of the game reserve which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site"

June 24, 2019, 10:08 a.m.

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