NIA Breaks Ground for P1.5-Billion Bohol Northeast Integrated Irrigation Project

November 5, 2021, 9:35 AM
 

NIA Region VII – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), headed by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, conducted the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the P1.5-billion Bohol Northeast Integrated Irrigation Project on October 27, 2021 in Barangay Tomoc, San Miguel, Bohol.

Bohol Northeast IIP includes the construction of Cambangay Catch Dam and four diversion dams, namely, 1) Isumod, 2) Cambangay and Ipil, 3) Hinlayagan Ilaga, and 4) Kinan-oan Diversion Dam. Upon completion in 2027, the project will provide timely and reliable irrigation water supply to 2,133 hectares of agricultural land in the municipalities of Danao, San Miguel, Trinidad, and Bien Unido, benefitting 683 farmers and their families. Moreover, the project is also expected to increase the irrigated areas, cropping intensity from 114% to 200%, and rice production of the service area.

NIA OIC-Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Freddie M. Toquero, Region VII Officials and employees headed by Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez, Bohol Provincial Governor Arthur C. Yap, Bohol 2nd District Representative Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado, other local government officials, and Irrigators Associations (IAs) were present during the event.

Succeeding the event was the Turnover of Regional Leadership on October 28, 2021. During the ceremonial turnover of leadership, Outgoing Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez passed on the baton of leadership to Incoming Regional Manager Reyne B. Ugay.

Engr. Lopez served as the Regional Manager of NIA Region VII for more than two years. He will now serve as the Regional Manager of NIA CALABARZON. Prior to his appointment as Regional Manager of NIA Region VII, Engr. Ugay served as the Manager of the Design and Specifications Division, Engineering Department of NIA Central Office and the Principal Engineer of the Engineering and Operations Division, NIA Region VII.

As the lead government agency mandated to develop all possible sources of water for irrigation, NIA remains steadfast on its commitment in providing efficient, reliable, and sustainable irrigation service in the country.

From left to right: Incoming Regional Manager of NIA Region VII Reyne B. Ugay, Outgoing Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez, NIA OIC-Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Freddie M. Toquero, NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, Bohol Provincial Governor Arthur C. Yap, Atty. Jiselle Rae Aumentado-Villamor (Representative of Bohol 2nd District Congressman Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado), Trinidad Municipal Mayor Judith R. Cajes, and San Miguel Municipal Mayor Virgilio L. Mendez during the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Bohol Northeast Integrated Irrigation Project in the Municipality of San Miguel, Bohol

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Placing of Documents and Symbols in the Time Capsule

NIA Administrator Visaya during the Placing of Documents and Symbols in the Time Capsule

NIA Administrator Visaya delivers his Inspirational Message.

NIA Administrator Visaya (2nd from right) presides the Turnover of Regional Leadership on October 28, 2021. During the ceremony, Outgoing Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez (2nd from left) passed on the baton of leadership to Incoming Regional Manager Reyne B. Ugay (outermost right).

Incoming Regional Manager Reyne B. Ugay (right) receives the baton of leadership from Outgoing Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez through Administrator Visaya (left) as the Presiding Officer.

 

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EDEN VICTORIA C. SELVA
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NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
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