The China National Offshore Oil Corporation CNOOC has acquired 712 acres of land in a bid to streamline their operations.
Speaking to our reporter, David Kagoro the China National offShore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) community relations manager said 712 acres of land have been acquired from the owners noting that 99% of the required land has been acquired.
The pipeline will run from the Buhuka Kingfisher oil field in Kyangwali sub-county, Kikuube district to the oil refinery area Kabaale sub-county, Hoima district.
Kagoro also adds the project will affect 728 people, out of 728 affected persons, 62 have opted for relocation of which five houses have so far been constructed for these.
The community relations manager also noted they are about to finalize the process of acquiring land for the 46 Kilometer FID pipeline.
He says the affected communities have been acquired with livelihood programs such fish caging, livestock and crop husbandry and skilling the youth.