The head of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group, Doan Nguyen Duc, now owns 46,000 ha of rubber, 10,000 ha of sugar cane and 6,000 ha of corn in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar and plans to raise 236,000 cows in Laos.
Myanmar government has been allocating land for large-scale private agricultural businesses in the country’s biodiversity-rich forests at an alarming rate. Between 2010 and 2013, the area of land marked for commercial agriculture has increased from nearly 2 million acres to 5.2 million acres.
The draft National Land Use Policy has created widespread discontent in Myanmar. It is only positive for those who may seek to acquire land for business purposes and have security in their investments.