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C. PROCESSING OF APPLICATION
1.3 In accordance with section 6 of the State Land Act, the approval of the Minister is sought before an industrial lease is drawn up between the Government as the lessor and the beneficiary as the lessee. 2. APPLICATION (i) Hotel DevelopmentAny promoter willing to have a lease over state land for Hotel Development, should submit an application accompanied with a precise location plan to this Ministry, with copy to the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure and Board of Investment. (ii) Bungalow Complex / Commercial DevelopmentConstruction of industrial buildings - Construction of offices/commercial complex.Any Promoter willing to lease state land for the above mentioned development should submit an application accompanied with a precise location plan in the form of a letter to the Ministry.Priority criteria, to be clearly spelt out in the project proposals, should include, amongst others, th efollowing information:- (a) Profile & Shareholding structure of promoting company/promoters(b) Proven track record of applicant/promoter(c) Room capacity: 100+(d) Four to five star type of hotel development in line with the tourism strategy(e) Project value + FDI: Rs500 million +(f) Business plan(g) Concept plan(h) Social components (over and above mandatory financial contribution to the Consolidated Fund)(i) Eco-friendliness(j) Site applied for Potential promoters are reminded that the above-listed criteria are not exhaustive but are only indicative. 3. PROCEDURES 3.1 Subject to availability of the land applied for, the application is examined by the Ministry of Housing and Lands in consultation with other Ministries/authorities. 3.2 A recommendation is made for the consideration of the Minister to either grant or reject the request. Upon Government approval reservation letter is issued to the promoter. The reservation is subject inter alia, to the following conditions:- (a) the reservation is for a period of twelve months;(b) a cash deposit, to be determined by the Ministry be made within a period of one month as from date of the letter of reservation;(c) submission of three copies of the preliminary plans within a period of three months as from date of the reservation letter. 3.3 Once the conditions mentioned in the reservation letter have been satisfied, a recommendation is then made to the Minister for the grant of an industrial lease to the promoter. 3.4 A letter of Intent containing all conditions and rent (payable in advance) is issued to the promoter. Upon acceptance of the offer, the payment of the rent and the survey fee, a lease agreement is drawn up 4. PERIOD OF LEASE 4.1 Industrial/Commercial leases are granted for a period not exceeding 60 years 5. PERIOD OF LEASE 5.1 The rent payable shall be in accordance to the Schedule attached to the State Lands Act6. SURVEY FEE Survey of a commercial or industrial site:- (a)of an extent of 4,221m2 (1 Arpent) or less 5,500(b)of an extent of 4,221m2 (1 Arpent)5,500 and a further amount of Rs 3,250 for each additional portion of 4,221m2 (1 Arpent) or part thereof 7. CONTRIBUTION TO THE CONSOLIDATED FUND 7.1 For Hotel Development/Tourism related projects a contribution to the Consolidated Fund should be made as follows:- a) for sites with sea frontage, Rs 1.5m per arpentb) for sites situate on the inland side of the coastal road Rs750,000 per arpent 8. REGISTRATION DUES8.1 Registration and stamping fees as provided under Section 15 of the State Lands Act should be paid prior to the signature of the lease agreement 9. CONDITION OF LEASE
of an extent of 4,221m2 (1 Arpent) or less
social reporting, 1 year from the date lease is signed.(New condition)
10.1 Pledging of rights are granted under Article 1778-5 of the Code Civil.
10.2 Pledging of rights is granted for development for which the lease has been granted and is subject to the following criteria:
To construct at his expense roads and paths within the land leased.
loans taken from private individuals or non-lending institutions
5. SUBDIVISION OF CAMPEMENT SITE
5.1 Request for subdivision of campement site is also considered by this Ministry provided that the extent of the parceled plots is as per prevailing planning guidelines and also provided that all the parceled plots are built up.
5.2 An individual lease with new terms and conditions including new rental will then be drawn up in favour of the beneficiaries of the parceled plots. This exercise will also be subject to the production of a Notarial Deed witnessing the sale of the building together with the transfer of the leasehold rights in favour of each of the new lessee following which a formal lease agreement will be drawn and signed between Government and each of the new lessee(s).