NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, together with Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, Governor Robert Lee Rodrigueza, and other NIA and local government officials, led the Groundbreaking Ceremony of P381.51-million Ibingan Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Ibingan SRIP) on June 25, 2018 in the Municipality of Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon.
The groundbreaking of Ibingan SRIP is in line with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s 10-Point Socioeconomic Agenda envisioned to reduce poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13-15% in 2022 through infrastructure platforms yielding robust growth across the archipelago..
Ibingan SRIP, whose water sources come from Ibingan River, covers barangays San Antonio, San Ramon, Lupi, Quidolog, San Juan, Sto. Domingo, Rizal, Gogon, San Isidro, Bulawan, Sta. Lourdes, Ulag, Calao, San Fernando, and Carayat in Prieto Diaz, and Bagacay in Gubat, Sorsogon. It has a total service area of 489 hectares, benefiting 584 farmers and their families. It aims to provide sustainable development in the rural area by improving agricultural productivity, as well as increasing agricultural production through the provision and improvement of irrigation and drainage facilities, thus increasing farmers’ income and uplifting their standard of living.
The total project cost of Ibingan SRIP and its appurtenant structures is amounting to P675M which includes the construction of 27.20-meter high zone earthfill dam, 0.6591 MCM of water reservoir, 86 units of canal structures comprising 39.201 kilometers, 18 units of road structure encompassing 7.8466 kilometers, and other pre-construction facilities including 1.6491 kilometers of access road, project facilities, and compound development.
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