Chemucane Maputo Special Reserve Steve Collins

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This presentation by Steve Collins delivered at the 'Concessioning tourism opportunities in conservation areas and maximising rural development' workshop, held in Maputo between 19-22 March 2012 (Day 3, Session 9, Case study: Chemucane concession in the Maputo Special Reserve)

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Chemucane Maputo Special Reserve Steve Collins

  1. 1. Ponto Chemucane Maputo Special ReservePutting community at the centre?By Steve CollinsASL Foundationwww.asl-foundation.org USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo3 High Value concessions in MSR Chemucane Milibangalala Dobela USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logoTiming High end “green” beach lodge Maximum 48 beds (24 Units) Concession tendering 2008/9 Capital cost of $3 million Agreement discussions 2010 Beach and bush based activities EIA, Joint Venture establishment etc 2011/12 Will fly guests from Maputo Construction and opening 2012 Mix of local and foreign tourists Minimal disturbance of ecosystem USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo
  2. 2. Chemucane layout USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logoFramework of the concession Agreements puts community at the centre Community Association (AZC) has 50 year Government of Mozambique concession agreement with government. 5 IFC managed process identified Bell Foundation $500 000 World 0 Concession fees as Private partner (only bidder!) Bank Grant y Taxes r Bell Foundation and AZC have formed a special Ahi Zameni Chemucane purpose joint venture “Companhia de Tourismo Association de Chemucane. Ltd” (CTC). 2 Lease fee $500 000 W B Grant 5 Community Levy 60 % owned by Bell Foundation via Anvil Bay, $500 000 ASL loan y Loan repayments Pty. r Dividends CTC Joint Venture 40% owned by AZC. 60% Bell 40% AZC $2.5 million CTC has a 25 year partnership contract with AZC Investments Returns / Benefit USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logoAhi Zameni Chemucane Community Consultation andLegal Entity nº 100091259 tour of similar lodges Community Association that represents 3 affected communities Tsolombane Muvukuza Mabuluko About 100 families / 1000 residents MITUR has done Community Action Plan 2010 with the community facilitated by PPF USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo
  3. 3. AZC’s Community location AZC received $500 000 from CEF Mabuluko Tsolombane Muvukuza Chemucane Site USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logoAZC Association income Social commitments+ $900 000 investment in CTC by AZC is a shareholders loan that will be repaid by CTC. Social development plan was part of bid+ Lease fee – “Consideration” document $ 30 000 to cover AZC Land fees and tariffs Outside investor (BF) is a philanthropic Plus 2.5% of Turnover organisation Guaranteed amount – $15 600 Local procurement Yr 5 projected –$31 000 Village visits+ Bed levy Training and succession plan $6 per person per night Construction and hospitality training @ 50% occupancy = $52 000 (MT 1 500 000) Salaries = $60 000 for local staff year in yr1 Community bed levy $6 per person per night USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logoCommunity risk as part of CTC, Ltd? Joint Management Committee to encourage communication and co-ordination Insurance covers day to day risk of CTC 2 designated by MITUR, 1 of which shall act No turnover scenario needing further as the Chairperson shareholder capitalization 1 designated by Matituíne District Government AZC dilutes shareholding as BF cover costs. 2 designated by AZC Lodge closes 1 Bell Foundation representative Funders take over CTC’s remaining contract 1 designated by the Community rights. (Step-in-right) AZC keeps 50 concession rights USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo
  4. 4. Some initial lessons learnt The AZC and Bell Foundation – aPreparation by IFC speeded up negotiationsSupporting the AZC has a high cost partnership benefiting all parties.Philanthropic investor needed acknowledgementLengthy SA Reserve Bank proceduresBetter infrastructure co-ordination andcommitments needed from state upfrontOne-stop-shop would have been helpfulRegional Conservation, Tourism and SocialDevelopment Forum USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo Kanimambo Obrigado USAID/SPEED logo Technoserve logo

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