NIA signs 2 MOA with private water concessionaires

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 08:43

 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) signs two Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) between Maynilad Water Services, Inc. and Metropac Cagayan De Oro, Inc. (MCDO) on August 30, 2019 for the utilization of excess water from two irrigation systems managed by NIA for domestic consumption.

The MOA signing between NIA, represented by Administrator Ricardo R Visaya, and Maynilad, represented by Vice President Ronaldo C. Padua, aims to utilize the excess water from five identified dams in the Province of Cavite. These are Bukal Dam, Embarcadero Dam, Tres Cruzes Dam, Bayan Dam, and Plucena Dam with an aggregate volume of 94,060 cubic meters per day.

The MOA is an offshoot of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered by the parties to conduct a feasibility study on all dams within the province to determine any excess water of each dam after the irrigation needs of the farmers are satisfied.

Meanwhile, the MOA signing between NIA, represented by Administrator Visaya, and MCDO, represented by General Manager Rodrigo O. Yabut, aims to pursue the conveyance of 30 million liters per day (MLD) of excess water from the Bubunawan River Irrigation System, located in Baungon, Bukidnon, to the designated point of the company for a period of five years.

The feasibility study for the said activity was successful and has no cost to NIA. The study included the impact of the plans on the irrigability of the area. The service rate for the temporary utilization of the main canal of NIA irrigation system for the conveyance of raw water is open at six percent (6%) of the gross income.

NIA Administrator Ricardo R Visaya (Middle Left) and MCDO General Manager Rodrigo O. Yabut (Middle Right) during the MOA signing on August 30, 2019 at the Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A, witnessed by NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G Gan and other MCDO executive.

NIA Administrator Ricardo R Visaya (Middle Right) and Maynilad Vice President Ronaldo C. Padua during the MOA signing on August 30, 2019 at the Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A, together with NIA Regional Manager Romeo M. Lopez, and other officials of both parties.

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PILIPINA P. BERMUDEZ, CESE
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NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
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