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2018 Mar 2 - 09:38
NIA, SNAP switch-on MARIS Hydroelectric plant
2018 Feb 1 - 16:17
NIA inked contracts for 2 irrigation systems
2018 Jan 15 - 14:12
NIA gives green light for the FS of Potential Hydropower sites
2017 Dec 28 - 10:08


NIA, SNAP switch-on MARIS Hydroelectric plant

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 16:17


NIA Isabela - The National Irrigation Administration and SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc. (SNAP-Magat) inaugurated the 8.5-megawatt (MW) Maris Main Canal Hydroelectric Power plant, January 26, at National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Dams and Reservoir Division.

The MARIS Main Canal 1 HEPP project, located in Brgy. Ambatali, Ramon, Isabela, is the first hydropower plant constructed by SNAP thru its product innovation program.

Completed last quarter of 2017, the Php2.15 billion run-of-river plant started its construction in 2015 thru a signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), between NIA and SNAP-Magat, for the development, construction, and operation of the then dubbed 8.5MW Maris Main (South) Canal Hydroelectric power plant.

In his speech, NIA chief Ricardo Visaya identified hydropower development as one of the current undertakings of the agency under integrated irrigation projects. He cited that there are vast opportunities for the country to develop more renewable energy sources thru efficient partnership of public and private sectors. 

NIA inked contracts for 2 irrigation systems

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 14:12


January 11, 2018 – The National Irrigation Administration approved the construction of two irrigation systems in Luzon and Visayas area. The contract signing was led by NIA Administrator Ricardo Visaya, on Monday, at NIA Board Room Central Office. 

The construction of Bulo Earthfill dam and its appurtenant structures pegged at Php 632 million is under the Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP) located in San Miguel, Bulacan. The said irrigation project will cover 570 hectares of agricultural lands in Brgy Malibay, San Miguel and Brgy. Kalawakan, Doña Remedios.

The NIA chief also gave the go signal for the construction of two (2) diversion dams of Aklan River Irrigation System (ARIS) located in Panay Island, Aklan. The irrigation project will generate an additional 594 hectares of new areas to the existing service area of 3,916 hectares being irrigated by the Aklan RIS.

NIA gives green light for the FS of Potential Hydropower sites

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 10:08


NIA gives green light for the FS of Potential Hydropower sites

NIA Central Office - NIA Administrator Gen. Ricardo R. Visaya approved the nine (9) Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to seven (7) Hydropower Developers, December 22, at NIA Conference Room. 

The said MOU gave permission to the developers to conduct Feasibility Study (FS) on the development of proposed Hydropower Plants within several NIA Irrigation Systems.

As stipulated in the MOU, the said feasibility study is at no cost to NIA. It will also have an inextendible term of one year from effectivity.

Further, the memorandum does not also vest preferential or exclusive right to the developer/s to develop/implement the project upon the completion of the FS. 

“Wala naman gastos dito ang NIA. Wala din naman masisirang irrigation systems natin kasi part din ng MOU natin na ang developer shall not remove, displace, destroy any improvement during the course of the study”, said NIA Administrator Visaya.