Deal #7891

Location #1

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Approximate location
Location
Rajbari, Bangladesh

Facility name
Rajbari Cantonment
Target country
Bangladesh
Location description
Rajbari Cantonment is situated at the south bank of Padma river in Kalukhali upazila of Rajbari District.
Comment on location
The cantonment area is located in Harinbari Char, a riparian land which was developed by accretion in the course of the mighty river Padma. It is near the upazila headquarters of Kalukhali in Rajbari District. The area is approximately 25 Kilometres towards west from Rajbari district headquarters.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
1430.2
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2015-06-09] 571
Comment on land area
The proposal for land was 3534.1 acres (1430.2 Ha). According to media source (Daily Kaler Kantha on 7 November 2015), among the land, 859.2 hectares was either private land or khas (public) land distributed to private individuals (most likely to landless families) which was under process for acquisition. Rest 571 hectares non-leased khas (public) land that had already been allocated (permanently leased out) to Bangladesh Army on 9 June 2015.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Other (please specify)
Comment on intention of investment
The purpose of allocation of the land is to set up a new cantonment (named as Rajbari Cantonment).

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Parmanent lease for set up a cantonment

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2015-06-09] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Lease deed had been signed in June 9, 2015 for 571 hectares of land. Rest 859.2 hectares were under acquisition that was likely to be followed by another lease deed/contract signing.

Implementation status

Implementation status
Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
Construction of roads, telecommunication (broadband internet cable and temporary telephone lines), electrification etc was conducted as per media sources. No other related information

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee currency
Taka
Comment on leasing fees
No data is available

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract date
2015-06-09
Contract expiration date
2114-06-08
Duration of the agreement (in years)
99
Comment on contract
Permanent lease deed had been signed in June 9, 2015 for 571 hectares of land.

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Rajbari Cantonment
Comment on investment chain
The government has acquired the land through the Bangladesh Army and to be used as cantonment

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
রাজবাড়ী জেলা প্রশাসকের সম্মেলন কক্ষে সেনা কর্মকর্তাদের সাথে প্রস্তাবিত সেনানিবাসের জমি সংক্রান্ত বিষয়ে মতবিনিময়
Date
2014-09-16
Comment on data source
The report is about the consultation held on 15 September 2014 at Rajbari Deputy Commissioner's office with Army personnel from Jessore Cantonment and government land officials of Rajbari district. It was held on the land status of the proposed area for Rajbari cantonment.

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Govt to set up two more cantonments
Date
2015

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
চার সেনানিবাসের জন্য চলছে ভূমি অধিগ্রহণ
Date
2015-11-07
Comment on data source
The report is on land acquisition for 4 new cantonments including one in Rajbari district.

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
সেনানিবাসে পাল্টে যাচ্ছে পদ্মাপারের মানুষের ভাগ্য
Date
2015-12-21
Comment on data source
The report is on the construction works in the site and comments from the locals

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Other
Comment on consultation of local community
As per media source (rajbarinews24.com), there was a consultation in presence of the officials from government land and administration in Rajbari district and military personnel from Jessore Cantonment. No land owners, however, was present in that consultation. Also there is no available data regarding consultation with land owners and other local people.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Roads
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Electricity lines,

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Roads
Other
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
Electricity lines

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Private (smallholders)

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

Comment on VGGT
No available data

Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investments (PRAI)

Comment on PRAI
No available data

Overall comment

Overall comment
The proposed cantonment was likely to be set up in 15 mouzas (land settlement units) of 3 upazilas in Rajbari district of Bangladesh.

May 29, 2020, 9:05 a.m.

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