NIA Adheres to PRRD’s Directive to Publish list of Infrastructure and Irrigation Projects

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 12:18

 

NIA Central Office – Heeding the call of the national government to a more transparent public service and in adherence to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s directive to publish details of infrastructure and irrigation projects in national newspaper/broadsheet, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) tied up with the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) for the publication of the List of Irrigation Projects Bidded at NIA Central Office, and Ongoing and Completed Operations and Engineering-Monitored Projects with more than P10-million budget allocation each from CY 2019 to CY 2020 in six issues. All published data and information are based on August 2020 Status Reports of the Agency.

Issue Date of Publication Content
Part 1 October 04, 2020 List of Irrigation Projects Bidded at NIA Central Office and the Reports on the Status of Operations-Monitored Project for CY 2019 of Regions 1 to 3, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Magat River Integrated Irrigation System (MARIIS), and Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems (UPRIIS)
Part 2 October 17, 2020 Reports on the Status of Operations-Monitored Project for CY 2019 of CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Regions 5 to 10
Part 3 October 18, 2020 Reports on the Status of Operations-Monitored Project for CY 2019 of Regions 11 to 13 and Status of Operations-Monitored Project for CY 2020 of CAR, MARIIS, and Regions 1, 2, and 3
Part 4 October 24, 2020 Reports on the Status of Operations-Monitored Project for CY 2020 of CALABARZON, MIMAROPA
Part 5 October 25, 2020 Reports on the Status of Operations-Monitored Project for CY 2020 of Regions 11 to 13, and the List of Completed and Ongoing Engineering-Monitored Projects for CY 2019 of CAR, Regions 1 to 13, UPRIIS, Tarlac Balog-Balog Multipurpose Project Phase II (TBBMP-II), Ilocos Norte-Ilocos Sur-Abra Irrigation Project (INISAIP), Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Stage II (JRMP-II), Kabulnan-2 Multipurpose Irrigation and Power Project (KMIPP), and Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project Phase II (MMIP-II).

 

Part 6 October 26, 2020 List of Completed and Ongoing Engineering-Monitored Projects for CY 2019 of Lower Agno River Irrigation System and Improvement Project (LARISIP), National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP), and Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program – Irrigation Component (CARP-IC), as well as the List of Completed and Ongoing Engineering-Monitored Projects for CY 2020 of CAR, Regions 1-13, Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (CRPIP), UPRIIS, TBBMP, INISAIP, KMIPP, LARISIP, MMIP-II, NISRIP, and CARP-IC

For CY 2019 Operations-Monitored Irrigation Projects, NIA reported 81.74 percent physical accomplishment for 414 contract packages worth P10 million above each with an aggregate cost of P8.946 billion, while for CY 2020, the Agency reported 34.06 percent physical accomplishment for 327 contracts amounting to P6.568 billion.

For CY 2019 Engineering-Monitored Irrigation Projects, NIA reported 42.88 percent physical accomplishment for 125 contract packages worth P10 million above each with an aggregate cost of P5.949 billion, while for CY 2020, the Agency reported 18.17 percent physical accomplishment for 80 contract packages amounting to P3.427 billion.

Actions to ensure that any party who fails to meet their commitments without justifiable reasons will be netted with corresponding sanctions. NIA Management expressed readiness to provide clarifications to anyone who have queries relative to the report.

Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, assured that NIA is doing its best to finish irrigation projects on time or even ahead of the target completion because delays in project implementation mean injustice to the Filipino farmers.

President Duterte viewed the directive as instrumental in detecting collusion among agencies and contractors, allowing the public to identify possible conspiracy among bidders and officials, and ensuring that public funds won’t go into corruption.

**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