NIA Inaugurates 2 Irrigation Projects worth P1.523 Billion

June 2, 2021, 2:17 PM
 

NIA Central Office – Under the leadership of Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) inaugurated two Small Reservoir Irrigation Projects (SRIPs) with an aggregate cost of P1.523 billion. These projects are the P645-million Benliw Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Benliw SRIP) located in the Municipality of Ubay, Bohol which was inaugurated on May 27, 2021 and the P878-million Upper Tabuating SRIP in the Municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija which was inaugurated on May 25, 2021.

Benliw SRIP, whose water source comes from Pasanan Creek, includes the construction of a 21-meter-high zoned earthfill dam with a length of 517 meters, irrigation and drainage canals, and other appurtenant structures. Its reservoir has a catchment area of 5.60 square kilometers that can store 2.86 million cubic meters of water. The project is expected to provide timely and reliable irrigation water supply to 400 hectares of agricultural land in barangays of Benliw, Emelda, Cagting, and Sinandigan, benefitting 600 farmers and their families. Aside from irrigation, the project is also expected to provide other incidental benefits, such as flood control, watershed management, agro-tourism promotion, soil conservation, and aqua-culture.

Presided by NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Abraham B. Bagasin, Benliw SRIP is the fourth irrigation project to be inaugurated by NIA for the month of May 2021. The groundbreaking of the project was led by Administrator Visaya and former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. on June 26, 2017. The project implementation became successful through the collective effort and strong partnership among NIA, Local Government Units (LGUs), and Irrigators Associations (IAs).

Bohol 2nd District Representative Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado, NIA Region VII Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez, NIA Corporate Board Secretary Atty. Jiselle Rae A. Villamor, some officials from NIA Central Office and Regional Office, other government agencies, and local farmers attended the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Upper Tabuating SRIP, whose water source comes from Tabuating River, entails the construction of an earthfill dam with a height of 25.56 meters above the lowest streambed and a length of 760 meters. Its reservoir has a water storage capacity of 4.96 million cubic meters. Completed in December 2020, the dam is able to irrigate the entirety of its target service area of 700.87 hectares. It covers the barangays of Nazareth, Rio Chico, Bago, and San Mariano in the municipalities of General Tinio and Peñaranda in Nueva Ecija, benefitting 223 farmers and their families.

Presided by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, Upper Tabuating SRIP is the third irrigation project to be inaugurated by NIA for the month of May 2021. The implementation of the project was carried out by NIA Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS) Division III under the leadership of Department Manager Rosalinda B. Bote.

Present during the inauguration were General Tinio Municipal Mayor Isidro T. Pajarillaga, Nueva Ecija Provincial Governor Aurelio M. Umali represented by Provincial Human Resource Management Office Chief Roseten E. Tugaff, Nueva Ecija 4th District Representative Maricel N. Nagaño, NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G. Gan, NIA UPRIIS Department Manager Rosalinda B. Bote, UPRIIS Acting UPRIIS Division III Manager Elenita L. Toquero, other NIA officials, and local farmers.

Capping the event was the dispersal of 12,000 Tilapia fingerlings into the dam water to help strengthen the irrigation project's livelihood component for the farmer-beneficiaries.

For the month of May 2021, four dams were scheduled for inauguration with a total cost of P2,184,332,000. Earlier this month, two other irrigation projects were inaugurated by NIA. These are the P631-million Barbar SRIP located in the Municipality of San Juan, Ilocos Sur which was inaugurated on May 06, 2021 and the P30.332-million Sicalao Dam of Zinundungan River Irrigation System in Lasam, Cagayan which was inaugurated on May 10, 2021.

NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Visaya, assured that the Agency is doing its best in providing efficient, reliable, and sustainable irrigation service to the Filipino farmers as a support to the agricultural program of the government.

Benliw SRIP covers 400 hectares of agricultural land in barangays of Benliw, Emelda, Cagting, and Sinandigan in the Municipality of Uba, Bohol, benefitting 600 farmers and their families.

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Abraham Bagasin (left), together with Bohol 2nd District Representative Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado (right), and NIA Region VII Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez (middle) during the ribbon-cutting and inaugural ceremony of P645-million Benliw SRIP in the Municipality of Ubay, Bohol

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Bagasin delivers his message during the inaugural ceremony of P645-million Benliw SRIP in the Municipality of Ubay, Bohol.

The project implementation of Benliw SRIP became successful through the collective effort and strong partnership among NIA, Local Government Units (LGUs), and Irrigators Associations (IAs).

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Bagasin and Congressman Aumentado led the Unveiling of the Marker of Benliw SRIP.

(From Left to Right) NIA UPRIIS Department Manager Rosalinda B. Bote, NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, General Tinio Municipal Mayor Isidro T. Pajarillaga, Nueva Ecija 4th District Representative Maricel N. Nagaño, and NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G. Gan during the Ribbon-Cutting and Inaugural Ceremony of the P878-million Upper Tabuating SRIP in the Municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija

(From Left to Right) Acting Public Affairs and Information Staff Department Manager Eden Victoria C. Selva, Acting UPRIIS Division III Manager Elenita L. Toquero, General Tinio Municipal Mayor Isidro T. Pajarillaga, Nueva Ecija 4th District Representative Maricel N. Nagaño, NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, and NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G. Gan during the Unveiling of the Marker of the P878-million Upper Tabuating SRIP in the Municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija.

NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya delivers his message during the inauguration of Upper Tabuating SRIP in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija

NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya during the dispersal of 12,000 Tilapia fingerlings into the dam water

 

**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

 

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

 

NIA Finishes P878-M Upper Tabuating Dam in Nueva Ecija

May 21, 2021, 3:29 PM

 

NIA UPRIIS – Despite the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has finished the Upper Tabuating Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Upper Tabuating SRIP) situated in Barangay Nazareth, General Tinio, Nueva Ecija.

Completed in December 2020, the P878-million Upper Tabuating Small Reservoir Irrigation Project involves the construction of Earthfill Dam with a height above the lowest streambed of 25.56 meters and length of 760 meters, with a storage capacity of 4.96 million cubic meters. The dam was able to irrigate the entirety of its target service area prior to its inauguration this month of May.

The Upper Tabuating SRIP is expected to provide irrigation water to around 700.87 hectares of agricultural land which will benefit about 223 farm families distributed among the barangays of Nazareth, Rio Chico, Bago and San Mariano in the municipalities of General Tinio and Peñaranda in Nueva Ecija.

Further, the implementation of this project was carried out by NIA-Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS) Division III, now headed by Acting Division Manager Elenita L. Toquero, under the leadership of UPRIIS Department Manager Rosalinda B. Bote.

Upper Tabuating SRIP is scheduled to hold its inauguration this May 25, 2021 to be attended by the NIA Top Management Officials, as well as the Nueva Ecija provincial and local government officials, and the project beneficiaries as represented by its Irrigators’ Association (IA) officials. This is the third irrigation project to be inaugurated of the four (4) projects scheduled this May.

Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya assures that the Agency remains committed to its mandate of developing and maintaining irrigation systems in support of the agricultural program of the government.

Upper Tabuating Earthfill Dam situated in Barangay Nazareth, General Tinio, Nueva Ecija

Upper Tabuating Earthfill Dam situated in Barangay Nazareth, General Tinio, Nueva Ecija

 

**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

 

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