Deal #7963

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Phaya Mengrai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Target country
Thailand
Comment on location
Phaya Mengrai district of Chiang Rai Province.

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[current] 432
Comment on land area
2,700-rai. Another report states 2750 rai.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
[current] Food crops (432 ha)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[current] Concluded (Oral Agreement)

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Phaya Mengrai Agriculture Limited Partnership. The firm is owned by Chinese-Thai investors, with the lion’s share of the firm held by locals, as Thai law does not allow foreigners to majority own or lease land for commercial agricultural purposes.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Chinese investors shift agriculture practices in North
Date
2018-09-17
Comment on data source
Link to original source of data (The Nation) broken.

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
THAILAND: Possible outbreak of “Panama Disease” reported at Chiang Rai banana plantation
Date
2019-06-24

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
2016 a conflict arose with local residents over environmental concerns. The Chinese firm pumped water out of the Ing River to its 2,750 rai (440 hectares) of banana plantations at the expense of downstream farmlands. Locals lodged a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission alleging that the plantation — a joint investment between Thai and Chinese company was illegally discharging chemicals into public waterways.

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation
Comment on negative impacts for local communities
2016 a conflict arose with local residents over environmental concerns. The Chinese firm pumped water out of the Ing River to its 2,750 rai (440 hectares) of banana plantations at the expense of downstream farmlands. Locals lodged a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission alleging that the plantation — a joint investment between Thai and Chinese company was illegally discharging chemicals into public waterways.

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)
2016 a conflict arose with local residents over environmental concerns. The Chinese firm pumped water out of the Ing River to its 2,750 rai (440 hectares) of banana plantations at the expense of downstream farmlands. Locals lodged a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission alleging that the plantation — a joint investment between Thai and Chinese company was illegally discharging chemicals into public waterways.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
[current] Banana

June 18, 2020, 2:12 p.m.

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