Burma has become the “latest flashpoint in an alarming trend” of global land grabs, which continue to wreak havoc on economic development and human rights around the world, two new reports have warned.
Investment law allows overseas firms to fully own ventures and to lease land from the government or from authorised private owners for up to 50 years, with options for two extensions of 10 years each time.
Current rush of foreign investment into Burma’s agricultural and natural resource sectors, combined with what the report calls an “almost universal tenure insecurity in both rural and urban areas,” will increase landlessness
Le gouvernement réformateur en Birmanie a invité jeudi les investisseurs étrangers à s'intéresser au secteur agricole alors que les efforts se multiplient pour relancer une machine économique exsangue après 50 ans de gestion militaire.
On eve of farmland investor conference, groups in Burma say the lease and disposal of land to outsiders must not be permitted because disputes over land tenure in the region are on-going and cannot be settled.