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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.

NIA-Snap Signed Memorandum of Agreement

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 09:45

National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and SN Aboitiz Power Corporation (SNAP) signed the Memorandum of Agreement signaling the start of the conduct of a Feasibility Study on the MARIS Reservoir Optimization Project. The study will be undertaken by SN Aboitiz Corporation with NIA providing assistance. The project aims to a) increase the operating range of MARIS Reservoir thus providing more live storage, and hence, allowing irrigation releases and power generation to be optimized, b) allow the existing MARIS Dam to be upgraded to meet international standards of safety, and c) investigate possible improvements to the irrigation outlet works at MARIS Dam. Optimization of MARIS Reservoir will allow NIA and SNAP to realize the benefits of increasing the maximum elevation of MARIS Reservoir from 104.75 masl to 108 masl.

Signing the MOA for NIA is Administrator Antonio S. Nangel and for SNAP is its President Emmanuel V. Rubio. Witnessing the signing are Atty. Genever M. Dionio - Department Manager of NIA Legal Services and Engr. Celso C. Caballero III - Assistant Vice President for Business Development of SNAP.

NIA-Snap Signed Memorandum of Agreement

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 09:45

National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and SN Aboitiz Power Corporation (SNAP) signed the Memorandum of Agreement signaling the start of the conduct of a Feasibility Study on the MARIS Reservoir Optimization Project. The study will be undertaken by SN Aboitiz Corporation with NIA providing assistance. The project aims to a) increase the operating range of MARIS Reservoir thus providing more live storage, and hence, allowing irrigation releases and power generation to be optimized, b) allow the existing MARIS Dam to be upgraded to meet international standards of safety, and c) investigate possible improvements to the irrigation outlet works at MARIS Dam. Optimization of MARIS Reservoir will allow NIA and SNAP to realize the benefits of increasing the maximum elevation of MARIS Reservoir from 104.75 masl to 108 masl.

Signing the MOA for NIA is Administrator Antonio S. Nangel and for SNAP is its President Emmanuel V. Rubio. Witnessing the signing are Atty. Genever M. Dionio - Department Manager of NIA Legal Services and Engr. Celso C. Caballero III - Assistant Vice President for Business Development of SNAP.

NIA Administrator in Ilocos Sorties

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 09:30

"Management by going around" is what Administrator Antonio S. Nangel of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) strategy in running an agency as huge as the NIA. Administrator Nangel believes that going down to the level where the action takes place, is more effective in knowing first-hand the real situation in the field.

His sorties started in Vigan, Ilocos Sur where he attended the Project Managers’ Conference which aimed to assess the progress of project implementation of big projects nationwide. Project Managers whose projects were evaluated to be lagging behind were advised to prepare catch-up plans in order to complete the projects as targeted. The generated areas of these projects contribute to the target areas for attaining the rice self-sufficiency program.

The project visitation of the completed Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project along with a Farmers' Forum was next in the Administrator's itinerary. Together with DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, Administrator Nangel briefed Secretary Alcala of the various components of the pump project as well as other important information such as the total project cost, irrigated area, farmer-beneficiaries and funding source. During the Farmers’ Forum, Secretary Alcala advised the farmers to utilize the irrigation system as efficient as possible to reap utmost benefits from it. With the irrigation system, the farmers are now assured of irrigation water supply throughout the year.

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NIA-Negros Occidental to Build Irrigation Highway
NIA-Snap Signed Memorandum of Agreement
NIA-Snap Signed Memorandum of Agreement
NIA Administrator in Ilocos Sorties