NIA acquires P155.315-million light and transport equipment

June 24, 2021, 9:37 AM

 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) acquired 95 units of light and transport equipment worth P155.315 million for use in the monitoring and evaluation of the status of on-going construction and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities. The acquisition of light/transport equipment is in line with the Four-Point Agenda of Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, particularly in instituting measures to improve the delivery of services, such as but not limited to, modernization of equipment for operations and project implementation.                                                                     

in a simple turnover ceremony on June 21, 2021 at the NIA Grounds, the light and transport equipment was turned over by the winning bidder, CT Citimotors – Mitsubihi Motors Philippines Corporation, represented by Mr. Lorenzo Cucio (Mitsubishi Motors) and Citimotors Assistant Vice President Rodrigo Almedral to NIA Top Management Officials, witnessed by Central Office Department Managers and employees.

The purchase of light/transport and heavy equipment is part of the three-year re-fleeting program of the Agency from CY 2017. For CY 2017, NIA purchased 34 units of light/transport vehicles and 17 units of heavy equipment. For CY 2018, NIA acquired 91 units of light/transport vehicles and 18 units of heavy equipment. Meanwhile, five units of heavy equipment and 91 units of light/transport vehicles were set for procurement in 2019.

As of December 31, 2020, NIA maintained in operating condition 3,201 units of heavy, light/transport, other support, and special equipment in support to the operations and maintenance of irrigation systems nationwide. On the other hand, 622 units of equipment are non-operable or needing repair while 1,382 units of equipment are recommended for disposal. Thus, the three-year re-fleeting program is expected to make NIA operations more efficient and reliable.

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Abraham B. Bagasin, Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G. Gan, Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Sector C’zar M. Sulaik, and Central Office Department Managers were present during the handover ceremony.

Preceding the handover ceremony of equipment was the handover of 319 units of shotgun and ammunition from Trust Trade, Inc., represented by Ms. Marinyl S. Belino, to NIA Administrator Visaya. The Administrator then turned over the shotguns to the Civil Security Affairs Office, headed by Engr. Eusebio S. Villamanto.

Rev. Fr. Renz Marzo led the Blessing Ceremony of 95 units of Mitsubishi Strada on June 21, 2021 at NIA Grounds, NIA Central Office, Diliman, Quezon City

(From left to right) Mitsubihi Motors Representative Lorenzo Cucio, Citimotors Assistant Vice President Rodrigo Almedral, NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, Senior Deputy Administrator Abraham B. Bagasin, Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G. Gan, and Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Sector C’zar M. Sulaik during the handover ceremony of P133.313-million light and transport equipmen

NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya delivers his Acceptance Message during the handover ceremony of light and transport equipment.

Trust Trade, Inc. Representatuve Marinyl S. Belino (outermost right), together with NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya during the handover of 319 units of shotgun and ammunition on June 21, 2021 at NIA Grounds after the Handover Ceremony of Service Vehicles

NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya (middle) during the turnover of shotgun and ammunition to NIA Civil Security Affairs Office, headed by Engr. Eusebio S. Villamanto (3rd from right)

 

**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) 8921-3741