May 2018

Groundbreaking of P990.37-million Bulo SRIP
2018 May 7 - 10:20
P381.51-million Ibingan Earthfill Dam Contract gets inked
2018 May 22 - 11:51

Groundbreaking of P990.37-million Bulo SRIP

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:20

 

NIA Region 3 - The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) officials and staff headed by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, together with the Hon. Lorna C. Silverio, Representative of the 3rd District of Bulacan, other local government officials, and some beneficiaries, officiated the ceremonial groundbreaking and capsule-laying of the P990.37-million Bulo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Bulo SRIP) on April 30, 2018 at Brgy. Kalawakan, Doña Remedios Trinidad (DRT), Bulacan.

The main objective of the project is to increase agricultural production through the provision of irrigation and drainage infrastructures in the area, thus generating additional employment opportunities. During rainy seasons, the Bulo SRIP will serve as catch basin area for 20 barangays in Bulacan, preventing flash floods at downstream of Bulo River, making it a development site for inland fish culture in the upstream of Bulo dam. The project targets to irrigate 35 hectares of agricultural lands at Kalawakan, DRT and 535 hectares of agricultural lands at Malibay, San Miguel, benefiting 500 local farmers.

Also present during the event were Engr. Josephine B. Salazar, NIA Region 3 Manager, Engr. Virgilio E. Flores, NIA Region 3 Institutional Development Chief, and Ms. Pilipina P. Bermudez, Public Affairs and Information Manager.

**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

PILIPINA P. BERMUDEZ
Department Manager A
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
E-mail: vparamio@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0995 251 7847
Landline: 921-3741

P381.51-million Ibingan Earthfill Dam Contract gets inked

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:51

 

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.

**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

PILIPINA P. BERMUDEZ
Department Manager A
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
E-mail: vparamio@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0995 251 7847
Landline: 921-3741