NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya (Center Left) and Mr. Manuel A. Chua, Owner and Chief Executive of MAC Builders (Center Right), approved the construction of Ibingan Earthfill Dam in Sorsogon. Also present in the ceremony were Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G. Gan (Outermost Left), NIA Top Management Officials, and Department Managers of Central Office (Back).
NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Top Management Officials and the executives of MAC Builders led the Contract Signing Ceremony for the construction of the P381.51-million Ibingan Earthfill Dam and its appurtenant structures under the Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP) on May 15, 2018 at the Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A.
Ibingan Earthfill Dam is located in the Municipality of Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon. The project includes concreting works, excavation, reinforcing steel bars, and embankment. It aims to provide substantial and timely water supply for irrigation in support to the agricultural development of the Government.
The acceleration of infrastructure and development of industries is part of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s 10-Point Socioeconomic Agenda which is 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.
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