Legacy of Grandis Timber

Legacy of Grandis Timber

In December 2009, Grandis Timber entered into a contract with the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) for the reforestation of the concession, some 70 kilometres southwest of the capital, Phnom Penh. Grandis Timber holds this 7 900 hectare Economic Land Concession on a 50 year lease.

Our History

June 2009: Grandis Timber submits an Economic Land Concession (ELC) proposal to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

December 2009: Grandis Timber signs an ELC agreement (soft title) with an initial size of 9 820 hectares

December 2010: Grandis Timber conducts an Initial Environmental Social Impact Assessment and submit the Master Plan, both approved by the relevant authorities.

March 2013: Final demarcation of the ELC commences, and all areas occupied by existing land owners and people farming in the initial concession area are cut out and a process to assist people in obtaining full title is started. Grandis does not require any person to move off their existing land.

August 2015: After an extensive consultation period, State-Public Titles for 17 land parcels are issued.

August 2016: Sub-decree 175 is issued to permit the conversion of the land titles to State-Private (Hard Titles) and the final Certificates of Possession are issued to Grandis Timber.