P13.729 billion worth of irrigation projects for inauguration and groundbreaking

June 1, 2021, 4:50 PM
 

NIA Central Office – Under the leadership of Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) continues to fast-track the implementation of irrigation projects nationwide. For the month of May to August 2021, NIA is set to conduct the groundbreaking and inaugural ceremonies of 72 irrigation projects amounting to P13,729,651,559.56.

Out of these 72 irrigation projects, two (2) Small Reservoir Irrigation Projects (SRIPs) were inaugurated in the last week of May. These two projects alone have a total cost of P1.523 billion. On the other hand, 23 projects are set for inauguration/turnover in June with an aggregate cost of P1,224,974,493.64.

In addition, 22 projects are scheduled for inauguration in July with a total project cost of P3,595,203,180.00 and three (3) projects in August with an aggregate cost of P2,683,058,210.92. Meanwhile, 22 other irrigation projects can also be inaugurated/turned over for the month of June to August 2021 with a total project cost of P4,703,415,675.00.

Following is the list of all irrigation projects nationwide scheduled for groundbreaking and inauguration in the next three months.

NIA CALENDAR OF FIELD ACTIVITIES

Date (Tentative) Name of Project / Activity / Event Location Project Cost (P)
1 May 25, 2021 Inauguration of Upper Tabuating Small Reservoir Irrigation Project Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija, Region III 878,000,000.00
2 May 27, 2021 Inauguration of Benliw Small Reservoir Irrigation Project Ubay, Bohol, Region VII 645,000,000.00
3 June 3, 2021 Inauguration of NISRIP Project in the Province of Pampanga Province of Pampanga, Region III 91,736,493.64
4 June 5, 2021 Turover/Inauguration of Mabayabas Small Irrigation Project Taysan, Batangas, Region IV-A 10,000,000.00
5 June 5, 2021 Inauguration/Turnover of Talisay Small Irrigation Project San Andres, Quezon, Region IV-A 10,000,000.00
6 June 7, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Namuco Communal Irrigation System Rosario, Cavite, Region IV-A 1,000,000.00
7 June 10, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of  Nagtalantong Communal Irrigation System Lobo, Batangas, Region IV-A 2,000,000.00
8 June 10, 2021 Inauguration of 1.3-MW Mindoro Grid Hydro (Private Sector Project) San Manuel, Pangasinan, Region I -----
9 June 13, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Loco Communal Irrigation System Lobo, Batangas, Region IV-A 5,000,000.00
10 June 15, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Antipolo Communal Irrigation System Rosario, Batangas, Region IV-A 2,000,000.00
11 June 15, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Agdangan Small Irrigation Project Andangan, Quezon, Region IV-A 15,000,000.00
12 June 17, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Aga Small Irrigation Project Nasugbu, Batangas, Region IV-A 6,000,000.00
13 June 18, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Bugaan Communal Irrigation System Laurel, Batangas, Region IV-A 2,000,000.00
14 June 20, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Labangan Communal Irrigation System Morong, Rizal, Region IV-A 3,000,000.00
15 June 23, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Wawa PCIS Siniloan, Laguna, Region IV-A 1,000,000.00
16 June 23, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Calwais Small Irrigation Project Antipolo City, Rizal, Region IV-A 15,007,000.00
17 June 24, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Makatad Communal Irrigation System Siniloan, Laguna, Region IV-A 1,300,000.00
18 June 24, 2021 Inauguration of Peñaranda Solar Pump Irrigation Project Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija, Region III 20,461,000.00
19 June 24, 2021 Inauguration of San Isidro Solar Pump Irrigation Project San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, Region III 17,780,000.00
20 June 25, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Hagonghong Communal Irrigation System Buenavista, Quezon, Region IV-A 22,000,000.00
21 June 29, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Longos Communal Irrigation System Kalayaan, Laguna, Region IV-A 1,290,000.00
22 June 29, 2021 Partial Turnover/Inauguration of Bongabong River Irrigation Project Province of Oriental Mindoro, Region IV-B 890,150,000.00
23 June 29, 2021 Inauguration of Malvar Small Irrigation Project Naujan, Oriental Mindoro, Region IV-B 50,000,000.00
24 June 29, 2021 Inauguration of Upper Malibago Small Irrigation Project Pola, Oriental Mindoro, Region IV-B 28,000,000.00
25 June 30, 2021 Inauguration of Cabagan Irrigation Project Santa Cruz, Occidental Mindoro, Region IV-B 30,250,000.00
26 July 2, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Halayahayin Small Irrigation Project Pililla, Rizal, Region IV-A 7,500,000.00
27 July 2, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Bulalo Small Irrigation Project Tagaytay, Cavite, Region IV-A 6,000,000.00
28 July 6, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Calaca Communal Irrigation System Lian, Batangas, Region IV-A 3,000,000.00
29 July 6, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Dao Small Irrigation Project Balayan, Batangas, Region IV-A 6,000,000.00
30 July 6, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Mahabang Kahoy Cerca Small Irrigation Project Indang, Cavite, Region IV-A 6,000,000.00
31 July 6, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Harasan Pump Irrigation Project Indang, Cavite, Region IV-A 6,000,000.00
32 July 6, 2021 Inauguration of Gutivan Small Irrigation Project Cajidiocan, Romblon, Region IV-B 21,292,000.00
33 July 8, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Calumpang Communal Irrigation System Liliw, Laguna, Region IV-A 1,758,000.00
34 July 9, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Sta. Rosa Communal Irrigation System Teresa, Rizal, Region IV-A 3,480,000.00
35 July 9, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Alabat Pump Irrigation Project Alabat, Quezon, Region IV-A 6,000,000.00
36 July 13, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Balanga Communal Irrigation System San Pablo City, Laguna, Region IV-A 3,000,000.00
37 July 20, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Paninsingin Communal Irrigation System Rosario, Cavite, Region IV-A

 

1,500,000.00
38 July 20, 2021 Partial Turnover of Quipot Irrigation Project Tiaong, Quezon, Region IV-A 1,399,000,000.00
39 July 25, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Pinagbayanan Communal Irrigation System San Juan, Batangas, Region IV-A 5,900,000.00
40 July 25, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of San Guillermo Small Irrigation Project Lipa, Batangas, Region IV-A 6,000,000.00
41 July 25, 2021 Inauguration of Cabugao Pump Irrigation Project Gasan, Marinduque, Region IV-B 3,894,000.00
42 July 25, 2021 Inauguration of Bintakay Small Irrigation Project Mogpog, Marinduque, Region IV-B 12,000,000.00
43 July 29, 2021 Inauguration of Kawakayan Small Irrigation Project Taytay, Palawan, Region IV-B 32,700,000.00
44 July 30, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of San Lorenzo Communal Irrigation System Pililla, Rizal, Region IV-A 1,574,200.00
45 July 30, 2021 Turnover/Inauguration of Olaes Kua PCIS

 

GMA, Cavite, Region IV-A 3,400,000.00
46 July 2021 Lower Sibuguey I River Irrigation System Extension Project Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Region IX 1,062,781,980.00
47 July 2021 Lower Sibuguey II River Irrigation System Extension Project Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay, Region IX 996,423,000.00
48 August 25, 2021 Umayam Irrigation Project La Paz, Agusan Del Sur, Region XIII 1,402,104,000.00
49 August 25, 2021 Sta. Josefa Pump Irrigation Project Sta. Josefa, Agusan Del Sur, Region XIII 696,914,599.81
50 August 26, 2021 Mat-I, Ambacon, Pinana-an (MAP) Irrigation System Las Nieves, Agusan Del Sur, Region XIII 584,039,611.11
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June–August 2021

Laya West Communal Irrigation Project

 

Tabuk City, Kalinga, CAR 18,500,000.00
52 San Fabian River Irrigation System San Fabian, Pangasinan, Region I 150,440,000.00
53 Birung Small Irrigation Project

 

Enrile, Cagayan, Region II 56,014,000.00
54 Calanigan Solar-Powered Irrigation Project Sto. Tomas, Isabela, Region II 2,100,000.00
55 Bagabag Solar-Powered Irrigation Project Sto. Tomas, Isabela, Region II 2,100,000.00
56 Cabannungan Solar-Powered Irrigation Project Ilagan City, Isabela, Region II 2,100,000.00
57 East Tabacal Solar-Powered Irrigation Project Cauayan City, Isabela, Region II 2,100,000.00
58 Taisan Communal Irrigation System Minalabac, Camarines Sur, Region V 10,000,000.00
59 Punta Diamante Communal Irrigation System Canaman, Camarines Sur, Region V 15,000,000.00
60 Inauguration of Aklan Communal Irrigation System Panay Island, Aklan, Region VI 655,200,000.00
61 Groundbreaking of Bohol Northeast Basin Multipurpose Dam Project Province of Bohol, Region VII 1,537,650,000.00
62 Leyte Solar Powered Pumps Province of Leyte, Region VIII 45,500,000.00
63 Sta. Rita Small Reservoir Irrigation Project Sta. Rita, Samar, Region VIII 814,166,695.00
64 Calbiga Irrigation Project Calbiga, Samar, Region VIII

 

695,400,000.00
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June–August 2021

Upper Saug Irrigation Project New Corella, Davao Del Norte, Region XI 622,000,000.00
66 SMN Communal Irrigation System Province of Sultan Kudarat, Region XII

 

7,500,000.00
67 Kiadsam Communal Irrigation System

 

Province of Sultan Kudarat, Region XII 7,914,120.00
68 Nati Communal Irrigation System Province of Sultan Kudarat, Region XII 4,025,130.00
69 Extension of ALA River Irrigation System Surallah, South Cotabato, Region XII 15,705,730.00
70 Seven Lakes Small Irrigation Project Province of South Cotabato, Region XII 10,000,000.00
71 Labanang Small Irrigation Project Province of South Cotabato, Region XII 15,000,000.00
72 Elvas Small Irrigation Project Province of South Cotabato, Region XII 15,000,000.00
 

Aside from these, NIA continues to fast-track the implementation of its big-ticket projects, namely, 1) Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Stage II (JRMP-II) located in Calinog, Iloilo, Region VI with a project cost of P13,408,067,318.95, 2) Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (CRPIP) in Pinukpuk, Kalinga, CAR with a project cost of P4,372,897,000.00, and 3) Tarlac Balog-Balog Multipurpose Project Phase II (TBBMP-II) located in San Jose, Tarlac, Region III with a project cost of P13,370,000,000.00. These three big-ticket projects have an aggregate cost of P31,150,964,318.95.

Moreover, NIA’s pipelined projects include Panay River Basin Integrated Development Project (PRBIDP) located in Tapaz, Capiz with a proposed project cost of P20.786 billion and Kabulnan 2 Multipurpose Irrigation and Power Project in the Municipality of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat with a project cost of P31.22 billion. These two projects have an aggregate cost of P52.006 billion.

Undoubtedly, NIA’s irrigation projects nationwide serve as vital testament of its undying commitment and resiliency in providing sustainable irrigation service to the Filipino farmers. Aside from the provision of timely and reliable irrigation water supply, these projects will also provide other incidental benefits, such as flood mitigation, environmental and watershed management, agro-tourism promotion, fish culture, and hydroelectric power generation, among others.  Indeed, a conduit of the agricultural growth and a game changer in the socio-economic development of the country.

The P878-million Upper Tabuating Small Reservoir Irrigation Project located in Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija covers 700.86 hectares of agricultural land in barangays of Nazareth, Rio Chico, Bago, and San Mariano in the municipalities of Gen. Tinio and Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija, benefitting 223 farmers and their families. Completed in December of 2020, the project was inaugurated on May 25, 2021

The 1.3-Megawatt Mindoro Grid Hydro Electric Plant located in Barangay Butao, San Manuel, Pangasinan will be inaugurated on June 10, 2021.

 

**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) 8921-374