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President Aquino Approves Big Irrigation Projects

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 16:00

President Benigno Aquino III approves four big irrigation projects that would boost irrigation development of the country. These projects are Casecnan II in Nueva Ecija, Jalaur II in Iloilo, Umayam in Agusan del Sur and the National Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP) - a nationwide project. The four irrigation projects have a combined total cost of about P23,833.90 M, of which P19,012.34 M is loan while P4,821.56 M is GOP counterpart. The project will generate new area of 36,550 ha and will rehabilitate 98,010 ha benefiting 98,615 farmers.

NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel is very happy about the development because it would mean dependable irrigated area that would contribute to the rice self-sufficiency program of the government. "The approval of these projects is very significant because we are on the right direction towards attaining our goal of generating more irrigated areas needed for our rice self-sufficiency program", Nangel said. "President Aquino is really bent on making the country rice self-sufficient as part of his program to alleviate poverty", Nangel added.

P260M for Antique

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 17:00

The Department of Agriculture thru the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has earmarked P260 M for the construction, rehabilitation and restoration of sixty (60) communal irrigation systems in the Province of Antique. These projects are under the Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project (IRPEP) funded by the International Fund Agricultural Development (IFAD).

IRPEP is a tripartite irrigation development program of the Department of Agriculture thru NIA, Local Government Units and the Irrigators Association. As a tripartite program, each participating entity shares in the cost, DA-NIA with 70% equivalent to P182 M, LGU with 20% equivalent to P52 M and IA with 10% equivalent to P26 M.

The Project aims to restore about 2.282 ha and rehabilitate about 1,589 ha that would bring normal irrigation to 6,165 ha benefiting 7,368 farmers in the Province of Antique.

Completed Irrigation Projects Turned Over

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 16:00

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) had completed another two small irrigation projects in the Province of Antique and turned over to Irrigators Associations for operation and maintenance. The two projects are just one of the completed irrigation projects of the NIA in its fast-tracking commitment of complete the rehabilitation, restoration and construction of various irrigation projects in the country. The two projects have a combined irrigated area of about 60 hectares benefiting 70 farmers costing P3 M.

The Mablad and Bugnay Small Irrigation Projects are one of the sixty (60) projects under the Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project (IRPEP) in Antique with an overall total estimated project cost of P260 M . Once the rehabilitation, restoration and construction of these projects were completed, they will have a combined irrigated area of 6,165 ha benefiting 7,368 farmers.

Completion of irrigation projects is in line with the Rice Self-Sufficiency Program of the government as these contributes to more productive and harvestable area.

NIA-Negros Occidental to Build Irrigation Highway

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 13:15

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental (PGNO) vowed to build irrigation highway in the province.

In a meeting between NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel and Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Maranon held at the Provincial Capitol on August 5, 2011, both parties agreed to speed up the program on building an irrigation highway. Governor Maranon presented to Administrator Nangel the Program of Work amounting to P166 Million. In a very rare situation, Governor Maranon offered P76 Million or almost 46% of the program while NIA will provide P90 Million. Indeed, LGU sharing in funding requirements for irrigation development is a welcome gesture and is highly commended and appreciated by Administrator Nangel.

Present during the meeting was no less than DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala who also expressed his appreciation and advised Administrator Nangel to give priority to the program.

The irrigation highway will be started in CY 2012.

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Maranon and NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel present to DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala the Program of Work for the Irrigation Highway for the province.

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