NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), represented by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, and the CT Citimotors, Inc., represented by Assistant Vice President Rodrigo G. Almendral, signed the Contract Agreement for the acquisition of 95 units of light and transport equipment worth P155,315,500.00 million for use in the monitoring and evaluation of the status of on-going construction and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities on June 10, 2021 at NIA Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A.
The purchase of light/transport and heavy equipment is part of the third tranche of the Agency’s three-year re-fleeting program from CY 2017 to CY 2019. 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, Administrative Department Manager Atty. Ailyne C. Agtuca-Selda, and CT Citimotors Executive Secretary Carolyn N. Untalan were present during the contract signing.
NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya (3rd from left), CT Citimotors Assistant Vice President Rodrigo G. Almendral (2nd from right), Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G. Gan (2nd from left), Senior Deputy Administrator Abraham B. Bagasin (3rd from right), Administrative Department Manager Atty. Ailyne C. Agtuca-Selda (outermost left), and CT Citimotors Executive Secretary Carolyn N. Untalan (outermost right) during the signing of the contract agreement for the acquisition of 95 units of light and transport equipment worth P155,315,500.00 million on June 10, 2021 at NIA Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A, NIA Central Office
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