Mayan Plantation, Limited
Mayan Plantation, Limited, a Hong Kong company, is the sole owner of the fee simple Mayan Plantation in Belize since 1973. It is sole trustee and asset manager of the nearly 400-year old Mayan Plantation, strategically located in the Belize City District, Belize, only minutes north of the Belize International Airport.
The Company has accepted the responsibility of taking an economic leadership position in the beautiful, sub-tropical Country of Belize, known as one of the world's premier eco-resort destinations. Its Vision is to create and nurture the BELIZE Technopolis, utilizing its own 50 square miles of land as a living laboratory by encouraging scientific research and responsible land management.
To achieve this Goal, the Company is engaged in three areas of Economic Development.
- Education and Science & Technology Commercialization
- Sustainable and ecologically sound Plantation Management
- Sustainable and ecologically sound, mixed-use Development
The Plantation, acquired in 1973, consists of 31,423.45-acre or approximately 50 square miles of land, plus about 10 square miles of lagoons connected by rivers, with approximately 60 miles of Caribbean and Lagoon shoreline. Its resources include 14,000-acre tropical hardwood timber range with an estimated sustainable harvest volume of approximately seven (7) million board feet of tropical hardwood, tropical plants and flowers, as well as abundant wild and fish life.
The Plantation, formerly known as Salt Creek Estate and Salt Creek Works was renamed by Mayan Plantation due to its rich Mayan heritage. It has served as a tropical timber plantation, fruit plantation and cattle ranch, for nearly 400 years. Based on extensive economic and ecological analysis, a land use and land management plan was developed and presented and received the total support of the Government of Belize.
A Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement was reached with the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas in Austin, to act as a Strategic Global Partner in development and management of the BEST (Business Education, Science & Technology) Park, similar to the Austin Technopolis Model or the Hong Kong Science Parks.