NIA Adm. Ret. Gen. Ricardo R. Visaya makes his first visit to NIA XI in Mindanao as keynote speaker in the Mass Turn-over of Completed Projects to Irrigators Associations (IA) and Awarding Ceremonies of Outstanding IAs and Achievers on July 14, 2017 at The Ritz, Garden Oases, Bo. Obrero, Davao City.
The NIA chief in his message stated that this government extended Free Irrigation Service Fee (ISF) for marginalized farmers to ameliorate their living conditions thru increased rice production.
Emphasizing that rice productivity takes the efforts of government line agencies and the farmers themselves, he advised the Irrigators Associations (IAs) to use water wisely and effectively assuring them of NIA's assistance. He informed the IAs that as private entities, they can collect dues from their members to support their own operation and maintenance activities.
There were forty-four (44) Completed Projects turned-over to the IAs represented by its IA Presidents in the ceremonial Mass Turn-over and signing of Acceptance documents.