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NIA Chief Guest at NET 25

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 15:15

"Para makita kung talagang nagtatrabaho ang head of office", is the response of Engr. Claro V. Maranan, newly installed Administrator of the National Irrigation Administration during a live interview at Net 25 when he was asked what could be the reason why the appointment of an administrator is good for one year only and subject to renewal. Administrator Maranan further said, "it could be less than one year".

Asked about the status of Balog-balog Dam, Maranan explained that the project was already presented and approved on August 5, 2013 by the Cabinet Committee Investment Coordination Committee and now ready for indorsement to NEDA Board. Once approved, procurement can be started and target for completion is May 2016. The project costing P15.8 B will serve 4 cities and 8 municipalities covering about 34,100 hectares benefitting 23,000 farmers in the province of Tarlac. The approved scheme is the construction of the high dam. Aside from irrigation, hydropower and flood control mitigation are also its components.

On the issue of 100% funds already released to NIA, but the accomplishment is only 60%, Administrator Maranan explained that there are cases wherein contractors have not billed NIA or the project is not yet completed. In either case, NIA do not disburse funds, hence, the funds are still intact with NIA coffers. "Hindi nawawala ang pondo", he said.

NIA Chief Guest at NET 25

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 15:15

"Para makita kung talagang nagtatrabaho ang head of office", is the response of Engr. Claro V. Maranan, newly installed Administrator of the National Irrigation Administration during a live interview at Net 25 when he was asked what could be the reason why the appointment of an administrator is good for one year only and subject to renewal. Administrator Maranan further said, "it could be less than one year".

Asked about the status of Balog-balog Dam, Maranan explained that the project was already presented and approved on August 5, 2013 by the Cabinet Committee Investment Coordination Committee and now ready for indorsement to NEDA Board. Once approved, procurement can be started and target for completion is May 2016. The project costing P15.8 B will serve 4 cities and 8 municipalities covering about 34,100 hectares benefitting 23,000 farmers in the province of Tarlac. The approved scheme is the construction of the high dam. Aside from irrigation, hydropower and flood control mitigation are also its components.

On the issue of 100% funds already released to NIA, but the accomplishment is only 60%, Administrator Maranan explained that there are cases wherein contractors have not billed NIA or the project is not yet completed. In either case, NIA do not disburse funds, hence, the funds are still intact with NIA coffers. "Hindi nawawala ang pondo", he said.

NIA Chief Guest at NET 25

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 15:15

"Para makita kung talagang nagtatrabaho ang head of office", is the response of Engr. Claro V. Maranan, newly installed Administrator of the National Irrigation Administration during a live interview at Net 25 when he was asked what could be the reason why the appointment of an administrator is good for one year only and subject to renewal. Administrator Maranan further said, "it could be less than one year".

Asked about the status of Balog-balog Dam, Maranan explained that the project was already presented and approved on August 5, 2013 by the Cabinet Committee Investment Coordination Committee and now ready for indorsement to NEDA Board. Once approved, procurement can be started and target for completion is May 2016. The project costing P15.8 B will serve 4 cities and 8 municipalities covering about 34,100 hectares benefitting 23,000 farmers in the province of Tarlac. The approved scheme is the construction of the high dam. Aside from irrigation, hydropower and flood control mitigation are also its components.

On the issue of 100% funds already released to NIA, but the accomplishment is only 60%, Administrator Maranan explained that there are cases wherein contractors have not billed NIA or the project is not yet completed. In either case, NIA do not disburse funds, hence, the funds are still intact with NIA coffers. "Hindi nawawala ang pondo", he said.

Maranan Guest of Honor in NIA Region 10

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 15:45

NIA Administrator Claro V. Maranan was the Guest of Honor during the Awarding Ceremonies of Outstanding NIA and IA Performers in Region 10. In his speech, he congratulated NIA Region 10 as a whole for an outstanding performance being judged as the Most Improved Region in CY 2012. He also enumerated his 7-point program for the NIA under his administration. These are (1) rapid delivery of irrigation projects thru review of all pending projects, and increase delegated authority at the regional level from P40 M to P100 M, among others, (2) reliable and credible statistics/data, (3) organizational reforms and strategic plan formulation, (4) corporate financial stability, (5) empowerment of NIAns, (6) comprehensive climate change program, and (7) stronger commitment to Irrigators Associations/farmers. Administrator Maranan stressed that these 7-point programs will set the directions of where NIA will be under this watch.

Engr. Felix M. Razo, Regional Manager of NIA Region 10 expressed his gratitude as well as the region's support to the administrator. He felt very proud in conveying to all those present during the ceremonies that NIA Region 10 is the first region to be visited by the new administrator.

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