Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 14:12
NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) ventures to floating solar power project on its dams and reservoirs as the SN Aboitiz Power Group has already proposed a water-based solar power project in Magat Dam in Isabela which features solar panels fixed to floats on the water surface.
Such power group will conduct a 2,500-square meter pilot project over the Magat reservoir, a small-scale preliminary study prior to the performance of the large-scale project. The floating solar power project size is yet to be decided after the study.
The result of NIA’s research shows that this water-based solar power project is more beneficial than the land-based one which converts large portion of agricultural lands into solar plants, making irrigable farmlands smaller. This results to the decrease in food production and poses a threat to the country’s food security. It also defeats NIA’s purpose of constructing and developing more irrigation systems in the country to ensure rice self-sufficiency. Instead of indulging into land-based solar project, NIA thus offers its dams and reservoirs for the water-based project which can achieve the same purpose of increasing power production while saving agricultural lands.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 14:29
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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.
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.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 16:54
NIA Region 12 – A fire incident infiltrated by unidentified person/s burned six (6) pieces of 18” Ø High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Pipes (6 meters in length) owned by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) last April 02, 2018 between 3:00 AM to 4:00 AM at Barangay Malabod, Sarangani Province. The HDPEs are intended to be used as irrigation canal in Malabod Small Irrigation Project.
The initial information was given by Mr. Joel Tole and Mr. Christian Kawan, both residents of Barangay Mabalod and members of Sarangani PIO Survey Team. The fire incident was immediately reported to the Malungon Municipal Police Station and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region 12 - Malungon Fire Station. A brief assessment by the Project-In-Charge in that project, Engr. Verna Sanchez, stated that the total cost of damage is more or less Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 400,000.00).
A further joint investigation by SFO1 Redentor C. Recoperto, BFP Fire Arson Investigator, Malungon Fire Station, and Local Government Units (LGUs) headed by Barangay Captain Estido Labuyan alleged that the incident was a result of misunderstanding between the contractor and the laborers hired in that project. Other possible causes could be political issues and strategy for recruitment of the unknown rebel groups.