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The SABL recommendations: The leases to be revoked

Below is a list showing which SABLs the Commission of Inquiry recommended be revoked, surrendered, suspended, or which have already been nullified by the courts. The Prime Minister has announced a National Executive Council decision implementing the Commission recommendations.

Leases recommended to be revoked

1. Roselaw Limited and Dynasty Estates Ltd (Rimbunan Hijau). NCDC. Portion 160C. 25 hectares

SABL FINAL REPORT COVER2. Ainbai – Elis Holdings limited and Starlink Ltd (wholly foreign owned). Sanduan Province. Portion 40C. 22,850 hectares

3. Nuku Resources Limited Report and Skywalker Global Resources Company Ltd. Sandaun Province. Portion 26C. 239,810 hectares

4. Vanimo Jaya & One Uni Development Corporation and Vanimo Jaya Ltd. Sandaun Province. Portion 248C. 47,626 hectares

5. Bewani Palm Oil Development Ltd and Bewani Palm oil Development Limited. Sandaun Province. Portion  160C. 139,909 hectares

6. Konekaru Holdings Ltd amd CJ Ventures Ltd. Central Province. Portion 2465C. 457 hectares

7. Konekaru Holdings Ltd and CJ Ventures Ltd. Central Province. Portion 2466C. 457 hectares

8. Veadi Holdings Ltd and Leighton (PNG) Limited. Central Province. Portion 2485C. 1,057 hectares

9 -12.  Changhae Tapioka (PNG) Ltd and Changhea Tapioka (PNG). Rigo, Centra Province. Portionsl 444C, 446C, 517C, 518C, 1521C, 520C. 20,000 hectares.

13. Okena Goto Karato Development Corporation Limited and Victory Planation Ltd. Tufi, Oro Province. Portion 146C. 28,000 hectares.

14. Cassava Etagon Holdings Ltd and  Changhae Ethanol Cooperation. New Ireland Province. Portion 884C. 26,000 hectares.

15. Tabut Ltd and Tutuman Development Ltd. Lavongai, New Ireland Province Province. Portion 885V. 11,864 hectares.

16. Umbukul Ltd and Tutuman Development Ltd. Lavongai, New Ireland Province. Portion 886V. 25,108 hectares.

17. Central New Hanover Ltd and Tutuman Development Ltd. Lavongai, New Ireland Province. Portion 887C. 56,592 hectares.

18. Rakubana Development Ltd and Tutuman Development Ltd. Dolomakus, New Ireland Province. Portion 871C. 29,581 hectares

19. North East West Investments Ltd and Independent Timbers & Stevedoring Ltd. Western Province (Trans Papuan highway). Portion 27C. 149 117 hectares.

20. North East West Investments Ltd and Independent Timbers & Stevedoring Ltd. Western Province (Trans Papuan highway). Portion 1C. 470,462 hectares

21. Tosigiba investment Ltd and Independent Timbers & Stevedoring Ltd. Western Province (Trans Papuan highway) Portion 14C. 632,538 hectares.

22. Tuma Timbers Investment Ltd and PISA American Lumber Joint Venture Ltd (comprised of 90% Independent Timbers & Stevedoring Ltd and remainder Tuma Timbers Development Ltd). Western Province (Trans Papuan highway). Portion 1C. 790,800 hectares.

23. Baina Agroforest Ltd and NASYL No 98 Ltd then transferred to PMS Timber Ltd. Central Province. Portion 29C 42,100 hectares.

24. Yumi Resources Ltd and Aramia Plantations Ltd. Central Province. Portion 30C. 115 000 hectares.

25. Brilliant Investment Ltd. East Sepik Province (area already subject to logging). Portion 146C. 25,600 hectares.

26. Sepik Oil Palm Plantation Limited,  Limawo Holdings Ltd and Wewak Agriculture Development Ltd . East Sepik Province. Portion 54C vol 15 folio 52. 116,840 hectares.

27. Urasir Resources Ltd and Continental Venture Ltd. Madang Province. Portion 16C. 112,400 hectares.

Leases to be surrendered

1. Wammy Limited and Global Elite Ltd. Sandaun. Portion 27C. 105,200 hectares.

2. West Maimai Investment Ltd/Yankok Resources Ltd/Palai resources Ltd and Gold World Resources Co (PNG) Ltd. Sandaun. Portion 59C. 149 000 hectares.

Leases already revoked by the courts

1. Musida Holdings Ltd. Tufi, Oro Province. Portion 16C. 211,600. Revoked by Justice Canning – 2 Jan 2010.

2. Musa Valley Management Company Ltd and Musa Century Ltd. Tufi, Oro Province. Portion 17C. 320,060 hectares. Revoked by the National Court.

3. Mekeo Hinterlands Ltd and CP Sawit Ltd. Central Province. Portion 45C. 116,400 hectares. National Court declared the lease null and void.

Leases recommended to be suspended

1. La’Ali investments Ltd and  Sovereign Hill (PNG) Ltd (owned by RH). Western Province (area currently being logged by RH). Portion 5C.  7,170 hectares. Recommended that the lease is suspended.

2. Mudau Investment Ltd and Sovereign Hill (PNG) Ltd (owned by RH). Western Province (area currently being logged by RH). Portion 6C. 10,450 hectares. Recommended that the lease is suspended.

3. Foifoi Ltd and Sovereign Hill (PNG) Ltd (owned by RH). Western province (area currently being logged by RH). Portion 29C. 33,900 hectares. Recommended the lease is suspended and land investigation report re conducted. Lease be reduced to 40 years.

Other recommended remediations

1. Emirau Trust. Erimua Island, New Ireland Prince. Portions 53C – 58C. 3,384 hectares. Legal requirements not met for granting the lease, has recommended MOU has no binding effect and Erimua Trust must be restructured.

2. Tabut Ltd, Umbukul Ltd and Central New Hanover Ltd and Tutuman Development Ltd. New Hanover, New Ireland province. 75% of New Hanover island. Further investigation (including criminal investigation) due to major irregularities.

3. Godae Land Group Inc  operating as Godae Holding Ltd and Sovereign Hill (PNG) Ltd (owned by RH). Western province (area currently being logged by RH). Portion 7C. 15,153 hectares. Recommended the lease is amended for 25 years and a developer with agricultural skills be engaged.

4. Haubawe holdings Ltd and Sovereign Hill (PNG) Ltd (owned by RH).Western province (area currently being logged by RH). Portion 9C. 11,110 hectares. Recommended the lease is amended to 40 years and a developer with agricultural skills be engaged.

5. Abeda Agro Forest Limited and Albright Ltd. Central Province. Portion 409C. 11,700 hectares. Despite serious irregularities recommended only the sub lease is revoked.

6. Nungwaia Rainforest Management Alliance Ltd, Wawaka Agro Commodities Cooperative Development Corporation, SPZ Enterprises PNG Ltd and Geoff Palm Ltd. East Sepik  Province. Portion 55C. 109,500 hectares. Project agreement is rescinded and size of lease reduced. The land investigation report be re activated and all permits reissued.

7. Mapsera Development Corporation Ltd and Gold World Resources Company (PNG) Ltd. East Sepik Province. Portion 54C vol 18 folio 06. 54,384 hectares. Retain the lease (despite serious legal and procedural flaws) and review the sub lease agreement, resolve the conflicting boundaries, the developer provides a business plan and finds a suitable partner with agricultural experience.

Leases to remain

1. Kemend Kelba Kei Investments Ltd and Pacific Arabica Coffee Development Corporation. Biayer, Western Highlands Province. Portion 155C. 41 hectares. Noted the dispute between the leaseholder and developer but no other problems identified.

2. Porom Coffee Ltd and Pacific Arabica Coffee Development Corporation. Western Highlands Province. Portion 302C. 24.1 hectares. Noted the dispute between the leaseholder and developer but no other problems identified.

3. Hewai Investment Ltd. Southern Highlands Province. Portion 351C. 358 hectares. No problems full consent of landowners and all represented through Hewai Investment Ltd.

4. Zifasing Cattle Ranch Ltd. Morobe Province. Portion 79C. 374 hectares.

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  1. lyndon
    June 25, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    HI please check out this link for a better PNG. It is a link to an online petition for O’Neil to resign. http://chn.ge/TuLAsy

  2. Dee
    June 26, 2014 at 1:18 am

    And when do the prosecutions begin? We are talking about grand fraud! When will heads roll, and will our ‘friends’ from abroad be exempt? I don’t see why wealthy Malaysians or Aussies should escape sanction. Their fingers were all over the SABLS.

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