NIA assures continuous assistance to affected families of BBMP II Const.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 13:00

 

NIA Quezon, City – The payment of plant damages and other improvements affected by the construction of Balog-Balog Multipurpose Project Phase II - North and South Main Canal are continuously being processed.

As of to date, the agency said that about 970 families were affected and resettled as the project verge to its full-blown implementation. That is why NIA BBMP II together with the local government units and other government agencies work hand in hand to synchronize their efforts to help affected communities.

NIA Region 3 Manager and BBMP Project Manager Engr. Josephine B. Salazar, during one of the discussions with local officials, said that local executives claimed that much sought and long awaited construction of BBMP II is a green light for the unhindered development of Tarlac.

Smooth relocation of the Project Affected Families (PAFs) prior to the construction of Balog-balog high dam is in progress. Resettlement site development II, slope protection/riprapping, construction of core house, construction of community structures at San Jose area, and construction of water and electrical system at Mambog, Sula, San Jose, Tarlac are some of the construction activities under the resettlement program this year.

NIA turns over rubber boat, DA corn to Tapaz

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:30

 

CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTANCE: Tapaz Mayor Roberto O. Palomar (center) receives certificate of acceptance of rubber boat from NIA, Region VI Engr. Jesus L Dato-on Division Manager A, NIA Regional Office VI (far left). Also in photo (second from left) Engr. Wilson C. Rey, Acting Division Manager A, Aklan-Capiz IMO, Capiz PENRO Valentin Talabero, and DENR Asst. Regional Director Jessie Vego.

March 22, 2017, Tapaz Capiz – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Region VI under the helm of Regional Manager Engr. Gerardo P. Corsiga, turned over a Php 250,000 worth rubber boat to Tapaz, Capiz LGU and San Julian, San Pedro, San Antonio Farmers Irrigators Association (SJPAF IA), Inc. to be used for operations and maintenance of Marugo Dam Reservoir, also known as Marugo Lake, located in Tapaz, Capiz. Said turn-over ceremony was held at Marugo Reservoir site during the celebration of World Water Day.

Marugo dam was built by the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Soils and Water Management (DA-BSWM) and canal lines were built by NIA to irrigate the nearby farmlands of Brgys. San Julian, San Pedro, and San Antonio.

NIA to generate more community-based works nationwide

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:37

 

NIA, Quezon City - The National Irrigation Administration, on February 14, revealed that NIA is planning to increase its Community-Based Employment Program (CBEP) this year along with its thrust to build more irrigation projects nationwide.

Last year, the agency provided at least 66,340 employments where members of the local communities, where the project/s is being implemented, had their opportunity for an immediate employment.    

Irrigation works include mostly of repair and maintenance of existing irrigation systems, repair of groundwater pump irrigation systems, climate change adaptation, Coconet slope protection, improvement of services roads, etc.

NIA Corporate Planning Services Acting Manager Rogelia Dela Torre noted that the agency, last year, apportioned an estimated amount of Php 24.13 million for the said program. “Kasama dito sa program na ito both yung locally funded and foreign assisted projects natin” she added.

Laviña keen to know sit’s on ground, takes no break even on weekend

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 09:14

 

NIA Central Office, Quezon City – National Irrigation Administration chief Peter Tiu Laviña, who is currently embarking on field visitations on various NIA regional offices, believed that the best way to effectively support our Filipino farmers is to know their situations and problems ‘first-hand’.

Just recently, Administrator Laviña visited and inspected irrigation systems and facilities in Caraga Region, February 4-5. He also spent time talking to Irrigator Associations (IAs) both on communal and national irrigation systems.

“Our challenge as of the moment is how we can strengthen our IAs with the recently approved No Irrigation Service Fee (ISF) policy”, he said.

The Irrigation head assured each IAs that the agency (NIA) will continue to assist them through its Institutional Development Program (IDP). He even acknowledged the vital role of IAs for a peaceful and organized implementation of the policy (No ISF).

'Publish all irrigation projects', - Laviña

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:15

 

National Irrigation Administration, Quezon City – NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña, today, orders all the National Irrigation Administration – Central, Regional, and Project Offices to publish all the ongoing and proposed irrigation systems for 2017 in their respective regions.

This is  one of the new administration thrust to inform the public about the current endeavors of the agency. “I would like to make available to the public the lists of projects in their areas of  jurisdiction” he added.

Administrator Laviña said that this transparency effort is in support with the current government’s aim to regain the trust and confidence of the public.

“This will help promote open and transparent governance and likewise dispel speculations that NIA is keeping the list to favor certain contractors”, he clarified.

The NIA chief also directed all the Regional Managers to timely post all the irrigation projects for bidding on Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PHILGEPS) and increase efforts to encourage more contractors to join project/s bidding.

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