Groundbreaking of P990.37-million Bulo SRIP

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:20

 

NIA Region 3 - The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) officials and staff headed by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, together with the Hon. Lorna C. Silverio, Representative of the 3rd District of Bulacan, other local government officials, and some beneficiaries, officiated the ceremonial groundbreaking and capsule-laying of the P990.37-million Bulo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Bulo SRIP) on April 30, 2018 at Brgy. Kalawakan, Doña Remedios Trinidad (DRT), Bulacan.

The main objective of the project is to increase agricultural production through the provision of irrigation and drainage infrastructures in the area, thus generating additional employment opportunities. During rainy seasons, the Bulo SRIP will serve as catch basin area for 20 barangays in Bulacan, preventing flash floods at downstream of Bulo River, making it a development site for inland fish culture in the upstream of Bulo dam. The project targets to irrigate 35 hectares of agricultural lands at Kalawakan, DRT and 535 hectares of agricultural lands at Malibay, San Miguel, benefiting 500 local farmers.

Also present during the event were Engr. Josephine B. Salazar, NIA Region 3 Manager, Engr. Virgilio E. Flores, NIA Region 3 Institutional Development Chief, and Ms. Pilipina P. Bermudez, Public Affairs and Information Manager.

**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

PILIPINA P. BERMUDEZ
Department Manager A
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
E-mail: vparamio@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0995 251 7847
Landline: 921-3741

NIA’s HDPEs in Sarangani PIO burned

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 16:54

 

NIA Region 12 – A fire incident infiltrated by unidentified person/s burned six (6) pieces of 18” Ø High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Pipes (6 meters in length) owned by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) last April 02, 2018 between 3:00 AM to 4:00 AM at Barangay Malabod, Sarangani Province. The HDPEs are intended to be used as irrigation canal in Malabod Small Irrigation Project.

The initial information was given by Mr. Joel Tole and Mr. Christian Kawan, both residents of Barangay Mabalod and members of Sarangani PIO Survey Team. The fire incident was immediately reported to the Malungon Municipal Police Station and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region 12 - Malungon Fire Station. A brief assessment by the Project-In-Charge in that project, Engr. Verna Sanchez, stated that the total cost of damage is more or less Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 400,000.00).

A further joint investigation by SFO1 Redentor C. Recoperto, BFP Fire Arson Investigator, Malungon Fire Station, and Local Government Units (LGUs) headed by Barangay Captain Estido Labuyan alleged that the incident was a result of  misunderstanding between the contractor and the laborers hired in that project. Other possible causes could be political issues and strategy for recruitment of the unknown rebel groups.

The Fire Arson Investigator has taken residues from the scene as sample for chemistry examination to determine substances cause and origin in the incident of fire. As of now, they were still conducting in-deep investigation for the possible lead to ascertain the real motive and to identify of the fleeting perpetrator/s.

**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

PILIPINA P. BERMUDEZ
Department Manager A
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
E-mail: vparamio@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0995 251 7847
Landline: 921-3741

NIA-JRMP bags Good Practice Awards

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 09:47

 

DSWD Central Office, Quezon City – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), in leadership of Deputy Administrator (DA) for Engineering and Operations Sector C’zar M. Sulaik and Engr. Gerardo P. Corsiga, Project Manager of Jalaur Multipurpose River Project II, received the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Good Practice Awards (GPA) 2017 for the Agency’s official entry under the category, “Resolving Recurrent Issues in Project Implementation”, held on March 07, 2018 at DSWD Auditorium, 4th Floor, DSWD Central Office, IBP Road, Constitutional Hills, Quezon City.

The Awarding Ceremony is chaired by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary for Investment Programming Rolando G. Tungpalan. The Final Validation Meeting of the Screening Committee members was held on February 23, 2018.

The entry entitled, “Addressing the issues in securing a Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) for the Project’s Implementation through Convergence with other National Government Agencies to address development needs of the affected families; and Preparation of a Holistic Land Acquisition and Resettlement Action Plan to address compensation, relocation, and restoration of affected livelihood through the Jalaur River Multipurpose River Project, Stage II”, was unanimously agreed and favorably considered by the Screening Committee that NIA’s strategies helped to resolve recurrent issues in project implementation, specifically, on securing FPIC and in addressing the concerns of the affected people.

Meanwhile, Agno River Irrigation System Extension Project – Project Management Office headed by Engr. Ceferino C. Sta. Ana was nominated as one of the finalists for Best Project Management Office Category, while Engr. Alexander G. Coloma, Project Manager of Casecnan Multipurpose Irrigation and Power Project, was nominated for Best Project Manager Category. The entry under the Achieving Desired Outcomes Category entitled, “Constructing a Long Crested Weir ensures Equal Distribution of Water in the Irrigation System through CMIPP Phase 2”, made it to the finals.

Deputy Administrator Sulaik perceived the event as a motivation for NIA’s Top Management Officials to work harder towards excellence in project implementation and irrigation administration.

“The awards conferred by NEDA to NIA-JRMP, ARISEP, AND CMIPP serve as a motivation for us to work harder and secure the efficiency in project implementation. This is a symbol of the Agency’s dedication to contribute to the general welfare of Filipinos, specially, to our farmer-stakeholders”, said DA Sulaik.

The Agency is now ascertaining its vital contribution to the socio-economic and agricultural growth of the country through irrigation development and smooth project implementation.

**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

PILIPINA P. BERMUDEZ
Department Manager A
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
E-mail: vparamio@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0995 251 7847
Landline: 921-3741

 

Chico River Pump Irrigation Project Contract gets inked

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:13

 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Top Management Officials and the executives of China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. led the Contract Signing Ceremony of the PhP 4.37-billion Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (Chico River PIP) on March 08, 2018 at Board Room, 3rd Floor, Building A.

The project includes the construction of Pump House, Sub-Station, Transmission Line, Diversion Main Canal, Lateral Canals, Appurtenant Structures, Service/Access Road, and Terminal Facilities for Chico River PIP. It aims to provide substantial and timely water supply for irrigation in support to the agricultural development of the Government. It is projected to create 14,784 jobs during project implementation and 8,700 permanents jobs when the project becomes completely operational.

Chico River PIP, whose water sources come from Chico River, covers the Municipality of Tuao and Piat in Cagayan, and the Municipality of Pinukpuk in Kalinga, Apayao. It has a total service area of 8,700 hectares benefiting 4,350 families.

The acceleration of infrastructure and development of industries yielding robust growth across the archipelago is part of 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.

The “Build, Build, Build Project” of the government is expected to carry on the power of redesigning the future of the country by increasing income, productive capacity of the economy, and strengthening investment climate.

NIA, as the lead government agency responsible in developing all possible sources of water for irrigation now serves as the country’s driving force to move forward to agricultural productivity, economic growth, and food sufficiency.

In his opening message, Senior Deputy Administrator (SDA) and Chairman of the NIA Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Abraham B. Bagasin expressed his highest regards and gratitude for the support given by the People’s Republic of China to the Agency’s projects.

“Today’s contract signing symbolizes our joint commitment for a wider economic reach and structural development. With that, I am hoping that each and every one of us will do our very best towards the success of this groundbreaking NIA project”, said SDA Bagasin.

On the other hand, NIA Administrator perceived the ceremony as a history and expressed his trust and confidence to the success of the project.

“We are confident that this project will be finished on time or even ahead of time because CAMC has a good reputation. This is a historical event because this is the first project undertaken by the present administration”, Visaya said.

NIA continuously upholds its commitment towards the attainment of rice self-sufficiency and inclusive agricultural development through efficient project implementation.

**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

PILIPINA P. BERMUDEZ
Department Manager A
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
E-mail: vparamio@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0995 251 7847
Landline: 921-3741

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