NIA Inaugurates 7 Irrigation Projects in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan

October 11, 2021, 1:26 PM
 

NIA Region II – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), presided by Senior Deputy Administrator Abraham B. Bagasin, inaugurated and turned over seven (7) irrigation projects worth P93 million in the Municipality of Sanchez Mira, Cagayan on October 1-2, 2021. These projects have a total service area of 475.61 hectares, benefitting 393 farmers and their families.

On October 1, 2021, NIA inaugurated the P10-million Labbac Small Irrigation Project (Labbac SIP) located in Barangay Namuac, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan. The project is part of Namilagan Communal Irrigation System (Namilagan CIS) and has a Firmed-Up Service Area (FUSA) of 122.79 hectares with 78 farmer beneficiaries. Like other CIS in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, the system was originally a Private Zanjera, local term of farmers who organized themselves to operate and maintain a privately constructed irrigation system. The project includes the construction of diversion dam, canalization works, canal structures, terminal facilities, and access road.

Officers and members of Grande Sanchez Mira Farmers Association, Inc., headed by President Franklin A. dela Cruz, SMLCI President Fernando G. Cristobal, all CIS Presidents (NIA-assisted) of Sanchez Mira, Namuac Barangay Officials headed by Brgy. Captain Fernando A. Guiang, CBIMO Head Office employees led by Mr. Victorio F. Urbina, Engr. Minda A. Battung of East Apayao Abulug Irrigation System, and representatives from the FBS Construction attended the event.

During the second day, NIA conducted the Mass Turnover Ceremony of six (6) other communal irrigation systems to the Irrigators Associations of Sanchez Mira. These include the 1) P23-million Cusiten CIS with service area of 186.20 hectares and 59 farmer-beneficiaries, 2) P5-million Capanickian CIS with service area of 53.30 hectares and 67 farmer-beneficiaries, 3) P5-million Namilagan CIS with service area of 122.79 hectares and 78 farmer-beneficiaries, 4) P15-million Nagkarsuan CIS with a service area of 72 hectares and 64 farmer-beneficiaries, 5) P5-million Pangyan Small Water Impounding System (Pangyan SWIS) with service area of 41.32 hectares and 47 farmer-beneficiaries, and 6) P30-million Pangyan and Battuguit CIS under the Pangyan SWIS. Local Government Officials and Irrigators Associations in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan attended the turnover ceremony.

Despite the prevalence of COVID-19 Pandemic, NIA remains true to its commitment in providing efficient, reliable, and sustainable irrigation service to the Filipino farmers, the agricultural heroes who feed the nation.

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Bagasin delivers his message during the inauguration of Labbac CIS in Namuac, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan on October 1, 2021

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Bagasin (2nd from left) together with NIA Cagayan-Batanes IMO Officials and Irrigators Associations (IAs) in the Municipality of Sanchez Mira, Cagayan

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Bagasin led the Mass Turnover of Completed Irrigation Projects in the Municipality of Sanchez Mira, Cagayan

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Bagasin led the Mass Turnover of Completed Irrigation Projects in the Municipality of Sanchez Mira, Cagayan

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Bagasin led the Mass Turnover of Completed Irrigation Projects in the Municipality of Sanchez Mira, Cagayan

Labbac Small Irrigation Project

Cusiten Communal Irrigation System

Capanickian CIS

Pangyan SWIS

Nagkarsuan CIS

Namilagan CIS

Battuguit CIS

 

**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