The Samoan Government is currently in talks with Chinese consortium to have 160 years of access to Samoan Lands.
Below are a list of the conditions they have put forward to the Samoan Govt.
THIS CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO GO AHEAD!
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The conditions are as follows verbatim:
“1. Acquire land for purpose of hotels and villas: considering the long term investment returns, a preferential price offering by Samoa Government and private land owner is expected.
2. Land leasing for purpose of agriculture, beach, water park for a leasing period of 160 years.
3. Land for airport, port, hospital, school and nursery shall be provided by Samoa Government free of charge.
4. For the Government land surrounding airport, port and entertainment center, Chinese party, after signing the agreement, owns the priority to use the land. Any organization and person will not be allowed to explore or use the land without approval from the Chinese party.
5. Samoa Government shall approve of establishing financial institutions and bank.
6. Issue exclusive Permit to the Chinese party to manage gambling business. No other organ or person is allowed to engage in the same business in Samoa.
Medical, education, food industry and health projects shall be introduced into local system.
8. Power and its net-work made under this project shall be managed commercially by the investor.
9. Samoa Government shall agree to admit 30,000 workers in the whole range under the general project, who shall enjoy the same national treatment as local resident.
10. Overseas labor employed by the contractor shall be permitted to stay in Samoa no less than 3 years, and shall enjoy local social welfare.
11. Colleges under this general project can recruit students worldwide, a co-operation with third country university is allowed to be introduced into Samoa to upgrade education level.
12. All imported goods under the project are tariff exempted. Any sort of income duty will be exempted for 15 years since business started. Various permits and businesses licenses and investment agreement shall be finalized and submitted to Chinese party within 30 days.
13. Government shall allow visitors to enjoy tax-refund of luxury commodities.
14. Three languages shall be used simultaneously in Chinese, English and Samoan in all the identification and road signs in project locations.
15. The Samoa Government shall allow the investor to set up single- owner operated civil aviation company and shipping company.
16. Luxurious cruise shall have the right or passageways of going to the sea."
We, the undersigned, call on the Samoan Govt to cease all talks with Beijing Zhao Yi Li Investment Management Co Ltd.
Samoa is not for sale!
The SAMOA MO SAMOA petition to SAMOANS and Friends was written by David Taito and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.