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GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – November 14, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 14 November 2015  –  Kaieteur News 

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Bai Shan Lin uses naturalized Guyanese to acquire large logging/mining concessions

 Bai Shan Lin uses naturalized Guyanese to acquire large logging concession

APRIL 29, 2015 | BY KNEWS |NO VALUED-ADDED PROCESSING AS PROMISED – LOGS EXPORTED

There is evidence that months before becoming a naturalized Guyanese, Chu Hongbo, the principal in Bai Shan Lin Forest Development Inc., had a Guyanese holding almost 700,000 hectares of state lands for him.

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Bai Shan Lin trucks with logs in Region One, Essequibo.

The forested lands were immediately transferred to Chu and Bai Shan Lin’s control after the Chinese investor received his Guyanese citizenship last year.

The transaction has raised several questions, one of which is why concerns were not triggered by  the ,Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) that a Guyanese who is not a known logger, could be given control of such a large swath of forest as well as the legality of it being transferred later to Chu.
After Barama Company Limited, a Malaysian operation which has 1.6 million hectares, Bai Shan Lin is the third largest holder of state land that has been allocated for forestry activities.   The company reportedly also has a significant foothold in the Mining sector.

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Bai Shan Lin logging scandal…Angry Kwakwani prepares list of demands for Govt.

Bai Shan Lin logging scandal…Angry Kwakwani prepares list of demands for Govt.

Region 10 Chairman, Sharma Solomon

Region 10 Chairman, Sharma Solomon

AUGUST 21, 2014 | BY |

–    Community will no longer allow advantage to be taken upon them…will become very agitated if demands are not met- Solomon

The operations of Bai Shan Lin and the blatant “disrespect” the company has been perpetuating towards the people of Region10 took center stage at a meeting the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) held with residents of Kwakwani on Tuesday evening August 19.
The sustained showers of rain that poured in Kwakwani, a community in the Upper Berbice River area on that evening, didn’t stop scores of residents from attending the meeting. Continue reading

Bai Shan Lin aerial view of massive logging exports – video

Bai Shan Lin aerial view of massive logging exports without value-added processing as promised by locally processing logs aimed at employing Guyanese. Clear cutting of forests and massive raw log exports are not in Guyana’s interests. Duty-free concessions and low taxes for logs are also issues as to the benefits to Guyana. Many Guyanese are concerned!

Guyana: Chinese company Bai Shan Lin accused of illegal logging

Bai Shan Lin came to Guyana specifically for large-scale logging

AUGUST 10, 2014 | FILED UNDER NEWS

– brought in over 200 trucks, 60 bulldozers, 40 loaders, luxury vehicles all duty-free

As questions continue to swirl over the arrangements between the Government of Guyana and a Chinese company regarding the export of large quantities of logs, there are revelations now that an unprecedented number of duty free concessions were granted. These concessions […]

 Bai Shan Lin has no permission to harvest or log – EPA Official

AUGUST 10, 2014 | FILED UNDER NEWS

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Guyana: Capitol News TV News – 08 August 2014

Guyana: Capitol News TV News – 08 August 2014

  • Granger says Jagdeo major player in Bai Shan Lin
  • Army explains interdiction of fishing vessels
  • City Council thinks up new strategies to unseat Sooba
  • Blue Caps continues advocacy for Local Gov’t polls
  • PNCR threatens to cut funding for Rodney COI
  • Police hosts Camp for students
  • Sports
Granger says Jagdeo major player in Bai Shan Lin  — Posted: 08 Aug 2014 02:09 PM PDT   Continue reading

Questions abound over mega investments by Bai Shan Lin

Questions abound over mega investments by Bai Shan Lin

May 28, 2013 |  |  …Govt promoting company without full disclosure

The Government is keeping closed, the arrangements it has with Chinese company, Bai Shan Lin, which has announced massive investment plans here.

The company has been granted a forestry concession that amounts to close to one million hectares of rainforest, from which it plans to extract logs and ship them out of Guyana. The company estimates that it will make US$1,800 from each hectare of land, giving it profits totaling US$1.7 billion.

The proposed Bai Shan Lin Mall

In addition, it has been granted permission to dig up a 20-kilometre stretch of river to look for gold.
Other plans include setting up what it is calling a Guyana-China Timber Industry Economic and Trading Corporation Park plus a 400-acre real estate development.

The plans were announced last November by Chu Wenze, the chairman of Bai Shan Lin, at the Second World Congress on Timber and Wood Products Trade in Taicang, China.     Continue reading

Guyana – China Timber Industry Park by BaiShanLin – brochure

Guyana: Chinese investments in lumber – BaiShanLin planned Economic Park at Providence

There have been many announcements and agreements between the Chinese Government and companies and the Guyana government. Major investments have been established by a number of Chinese companies in the lumber industry. One of their major investment entities in lumber and mining is a group of 11 companies under the group name of  Baishanlin [or Bai Shan Lin].

The Chinese are also building of the Marriott Hotel, the CJIA Expansion Project and the Amaila Falls Hydro-Electric Project.  These projects are all part of a comprehensive investment plan whereby China will become the major investment  and economic entity in Guyana.

Here a Chinese publication regarding  Baishanlin plans for a Timber Industry Economic and Trading Cooperation Park encompassing five square km on the East Bank of Demerara River near Providence.. There are also plans for a  400 acre housing development as well as an International Mall.  Here is the Baishanlin brochure of their plans and projects in Guyana … click link below:  

China’s Baishanlin brochure of projects in Guyana

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