Declaration of intended acquisition
—(1) Whenever any particular land is needed —
for any public purpose;
by any person, corporation or statutory board, for any work or an undertaking which, in the opinion of the Minister, is of public benefit or of public utility or in the public interest; or
for any residential, commercial or industrial purposes,
the President may, by notification published in the Gazette, declare the land to be required for the purpose specified in the notification.
(2) Such a notification shall state —
the town subdivision or mukim in which the land is situated;
the lot number of the land, its approximate area and all other particulars necessary for identifying it; and
if a plan has been made of the land, the place and time where and when the plan may be inspected.
(3) The notification shall be conclusive evidence that the land is needed for the purpose specified therein as provided in subsection (1).
6. Upon the publication of a notification under section 5(1) declaring that any land is needed for the purpose specified in the notification, the Minister or an officer authorised by the Minister in that behalf shall direct the Collector to take proceedings for the acquisition of the land.
—(1) Where less than the whole of any land in which a person is interested is to be acquired, and there is no plan sufficient to identify the part of the land to be acquired from the records of the Registry of Deeds or the Land Titles Registry of the Singapore Land Authority, the Collector shall, so far as is practicable, prepare a plan that is sufficient to identify the part of the land to be acquired from the records of the Registry of Deeds or the Land Titles Registry, as the case may be.
—(1) The Collector shall then cause a notice to be published in at least 4 daily local newspapers circulating in Singapore, one each in each of the 4 official languages, stating —
that the Government intends to acquire the land; and
that claims to compensation for all interests in the land may be made to him.
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(2) The Collector shall also serve notice to the same effect on —
every person known or believed to be interested in the land and who —
is resident within Singapore; or
is resident outside Singapore at an address that is ascertainable after reasonable inquiry; or
any person known or believed to be entitled to act for a person so interested and who —
resides, or is authorised to receive service on behalf of the person so interested, within Singapore; or
resides, or is authorised to receive service on behalf of the person so interested, outside Singapore at an address that is ascertainable after reasonable inquiry.
(3) Every notice published under subsection (1) or served under subsection (2) —
shall state the particulars of the land; and
shall require all persons interested in the land —
to appear personally or by any person authorised in writing in that behalf before the Collector at the time and place mentioned in the notice, such time being not earlier than 21 days after the date of the notice; and
to state the nature of their respective interests in the land, the amount and particulars of their claims to compensation for those interests, the basis or mode of valuation by which the amount claimed is arrived at, and their objections, if any, to the measurements in any plan prepared under section 7.
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(4) The Collector may, in any case, require any statement under subsection (3) to be made in writing and signed by the party or his agent.
—(1) The Collector may also require any such person to deliver to him within a time to be specified, being not less than 15 days, a statement in writing containing, so far as may be practicable, the name of every other person possessing any interest in the land or any part thereof as co-owner, mortgagee, lessee, sub-lessee, tenant or otherwise, and of the nature of that interest, and of the rents and profits, if any, received or receivable on account thereof for 3 years next preceding the date of the statement.