Since it’s inception in 1993, Max Myanmar Group has based it’s businesses in trading, construction, agriculture and livestock and fisheries. The group has properly compensated the farmers when acquiring land for development use obtained legally and in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the previous government. The Group never forces, influence high authorities in obtaining nor confiscate land, which will not be beneficial to the original landowners/farmers.
Now, with the changing times and many reforms being done in building a new democratic nation, Max Myanmar, also with the changing tides is making it’s best efforts in giving a helping hand to the local populace their equal rights to live, uplifting their living standards and alleviating poverty. To implement the aforementioned criteria, the Group has yet again given additional compensation to the farmers who think that they are not properly compensated to their fullest. Moreover, to the farmers who wanted to work and retain their ownership rights, their lands were given back in accordance with the existing land laws and ownership rights with proper documentations. Furthermore, the Group is proactive in development of education, health and social sectors of the areas it is active in by building and donating hospitals, clinics, schools and providing funds for education sector.
(a) Plot No. (1990), Chaung Tha Zone (Outskirts of Hotel Zones), Chaung Tha Village, Pathein District, Ayeyarwady Region Total Area : 54.29 acres
Even before a legalized La Na (39) (a legalized document for the rightful ownership of land use) was obtained on (15-1-2012) from the government, Max Myanmar Group has compensated a designated amount of Kyats 45000 per acre to the local farmers for their loss of crops on the acquired land.
But since the local farmers desirous of making their own living appealed to have the land back, and since Max Myanmar desirous of fulfilling the needs and wants of the local people and to uplift their living standards, the (45.29 acres) of land was being compensated to the original (12) farmers along with the original La Na (39) (a legalized document for the rightful ownership of land use) along with the copy of the deeds to the land with the approval of Ayeyarwady Region Government on 23-5-2013.
(b) Plot No. 1995 (Pyin), Outskirt of Akyaw Gyi, Ngwe Saung Sub-District, Pathein Township, Ayeyarwady Region Total Area : 106.75 Acres
Max Myanmar Group has compensated to respective farmers on the land located at Plot No. 1995 (Pyin) of Ngwe Saung District, Pathein Township in Ayeyarwady Region. On the total land and farm area of (106.75 Acres), an amount of (32000 Kyats) per acre was compensated for (36.07 Acres). On the remaining land, respective amount of compensation was awarded to (13) local farmers, those who have crops on their land/farm, in front of eyewitnesses from regional administrative authorities and officials from from regional administrative authorities and officials from land revenue department. An amount of (4500 Kyats) per coconut trees to (186) fully-grown and fruit yielding trees, (3000 Kyats) per trees to (74) fully-grown trees, (1250 Kyats) per trees to (89) mid-sized trees, (500 Kyats) per trees to (94) small/saplings. A (1000 Kyats) per Cashew Nuts plants to (1272) plants were compensated along with (800 Kyats) per mango trees to (97) trees, (12000 Kyats) per tree to (13) tamarind trees, (700 Kyats) per tree to (5) lemon trees, (3000 Kyats) per tree to (29) Toddy Palms and last but not least (45000 Kyats) each to (4) small huts and shanty buildings located on the land itself.
Since the new democratic government has taken its responsibilities in 2011, and more transparency is seen in people-to-people contact, Max Myanmar was again approached by the local land/farm owners for their grievances. In order to fulfill the desire of the local populace, Max Myanmar met and negotiated (8) times with the representatives from local landowners/ farmers, local NGOs and came to an agreement.
From the negotiations between Max Myanmar and Regional Government authorities, local NGOs and representatives from local landowners/ farmers, (13) local farmers and landowners were compensated again for their grievances as in the following. An amount of (2,500,000 Kyats) per acre was compensated to (45.19 Acres), (10,000,000 Kyats) per acre was compensated to (61.56 Acres), with a total sum of (728,575,000 Kyats) on 7-12-2012.
(c) Plot No. OOS, Kyay Taing Pyin Plot, Shwe Yaung Pya Village Tract, Belin Township Thaton Distrcit, Mon State Total Area : (30 years B.O.T.) = 2829.00 Acres Form (105)* = 402.11 Acres Form (105) pending = 132.89 Acres Total = 3364.00 Acres
Max Myanmar Group started its rubber plantation operations in Belin starting from 2005-06 financial year. With its yearly expansion of plantation areas, the Group has bought, compensated and reimbursed funds accordingly to the local populace in the following ways.
For FY 2005/06, a total of (182,900,000 Kyats) was compensated/reimbursed for (914.5 Acres). For FY 2006/07, a total of (2,865,000 Kyats) was compensated/reimbursed for (96 Acres). For FY 2007/08, a total of ( 100,442,500 Kyats) was compensated/reimbursed for (387.75 Acres). For FY 2008/09, a total of ( 77,200,000 Kyats) was compensated for/used for acquiring of (106.86 Acres). For FY 2009/10, a total of ( 10,015,000 Kyats) was compensated/ used for acquiring of (48.20 Acres). For FY 2010/11, a total of (100,000 Kyats) was used for acquiring (4 Acres) of land. For FY 2011/12, a total of (50,223,500 Kyats) was used for acquiring of (284.01 Acres) of land with a total of (423,746,000 Kyats) for a total area of (1841.32 Acres).
Furthermore, on 23-2-2013 and 26-4-2013 respectively a total of (274,900,000 Kyats) were compensated to the respective local populace for the land area of (1145 Acres).
(d) Plot No. (3), Mechanized Farming Special Zone (2), New Dagon Seikkan Township, Yangon Region Total Area : 482.40 Acres
With the aim to develop the agriculture sector to a mechanized farming, under the guidance of the previous government, Max Myanmar Group obtained a license and a lease agreement from Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development on (23-6-2009) to run a mechanized farming project in Dagon Seikkan Township.
Among the project land area, a compensation fee of (20,000 Kyats) per acre was awarded to (50) farmers who owned (391.63 Acres) of land on 23-5-2009.
Furthermore, with more negotiations, compensation fee of (2,000,000 Kyats) per acre was handed over to (49) farmers for the (385 acres) of land, which added up to a total of (770,020,000 Kyats) up to 21-6-2013.
*Form (105) = Legal document for ownership of Land
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