Press Release

NIA-JRMP bags Good Practice Awards

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 09:47


DSWD Central Office, Quezon City – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), in leadership of Deputy Administrator (DA) for Engineering and Operations Sector C’zar M. Sulaik and Engr. Gerardo P. Corsiga, Project Manager of Jalaur Multipurpose River Project II, received the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Good Practice Awards (GPA) 2017 for the Agency’s official entry under the category, “Resolving Recurrent Issues in Project Implementation”, held on March 07, 2018 at DSWD Auditorium, 4th Floor, DSWD Central Office, IBP Road, Constitutional Hills, Quezon City.

The Awarding Ceremony is chaired by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary for Investment Programming Rolando G. Tungpalan. The Final Validation Meeting of the Screening Committee members was held on February 23, 2018.

Chico River Pump Irrigation Project Contract gets inked

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:13


NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Top Management Officials and the executives of China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. led the Contract Signing Ceremony of the PhP 4.37-billion Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (Chico River PIP) on March 08, 2018 at Board Room, 3rd Floor, Building A.

The project includes the construction of Pump House, Sub-Station, Transmission Line, Diversion Main Canal, Lateral Canals, Appurtenant Structures, Service/Access Road, and Terminal Facilities for Chico River PIP. It aims to provide substantial and timely water supply for irrigation in support to the agricultural development of the Government. It is projected to create 14,784 jobs during project implementation and 8,700 permanents jobs when the project becomes completely operational.

Chico River PIP, whose water sources come from Chico River, covers the Municipality of Tuao and Piat in Cagayan, and the Municipality of Pinukpuk in Kalinga, Apayao. It has a total service area of 8,700 hectares benefiting 4,350 families.

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-JRMP bags Good Practice Awards
Chico River Pump Irrigation Project Contract gets inked
2nd National Photography Competition
NIA, SNAP switch-on MARIS Hydroelectric plant
NIA inked contracts for 2 irrigation systems