4,045 FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM P171.97-MILLION REHABILITATED PORAC-GUMAIN RIS

July 24, 2021, 3:39 PM

 

NIA Region III – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), under the leadership of Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, has completed the newly rehabilitated Porac-Gumain River Irrigation System (PGRIS) in the province of Pampanga.

The rehabilitated Porac-Gumain River Irrigation System under the National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP) is funded through a grant from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) amounting to P171,973,175.95. The project is expected to provide timely and reliable irrigation service to 3,249.95 hectares of agricultural land in the Municipalities of Lubao, Floridablanca, Guagua and Sta. Rita in Pampanga Province, benefitting 4,045 farmers and their families.

The rehabilitation works of Porac-Gumain RIS involved replacement of the falling shutter and provision of trash rack at intake in Porac Dam, replacement of sluicegate with rubber seal in Solib Dam, 10.045 kilometer concrete canal lining, improvement of 20 check gates, and eight (8) Irrigators’ Association (IA) offices with three (3) support facilities.

Further, the implementation of this project was carried out by NISRIP headed by Project Manager Silvino C. Navarro, NIA Region III headed by Regional Manager Josephine B. Salazar, and the Pampanga-Bataan Irrigation Management Office (PAMBAT IMO).

Porac-Gumain RIS is scheduled to hold its inauguration this July 22, 2021 to be attended by the NIA Top Management Officials, His Excellency Ambassador KOSHIKAWA Kazuhiko of the Embassy of Japan, representatives of JICA headed by Chief Representative AZUKIZAWA Eigo, the Pampanga provincial and local government officials, and the project beneficiaries as represented by its Irrigators’ Association (IA) officials. A video message of the Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles was already sent to be part of the program proper.

NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Visaya, assures that the Agency remains committed to its mandate of providing reliable and sustainable irrigation services to our farmers through the construction of irrigation projects and rehabilitation of existing irrigation systems.

Gumain Dam, Porac-Gumain River Irrigation System

Gumain Dam, Porac-Gumain River Irrigation System

Gumain Main Canal South

Solib Dam, Porac-Gumain River Irrigation System

Carlos Check Gate

Porac-Gumain RIS Irrigators’ Association Council Office

 

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

 

EDEN VICTORIA C. SELVA
Acting Department Manager
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
E-mail: evcselva2000@yahoo.com
Landline: (02) 8921-374