Gov't to acquire land in Westmoreland for NWC project
The government is to acquire three parcels of land in Westmoreland to use in upgrading a water system for the benefit of about 9,000 National Water Commission (NWC) customers.
The Cabinet has approved the acquisition of the lands in the communities of Craigbannok, Orange Hill and Revival.
The acquisitions, which will be made at market value as determined by the Commissioner of Lands are to facilitate the NWC's water supply project for the area.
Under the law, the NWC can acquire any land for the purpose of performing its statutory functions.
However, such acquisitions must be in accordance with the Land Acquisition Act.