NIA Completes P631-Million Barbar SRIP in Jan Juan, Ilocos Sur

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 14:12

 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has completed the Barbar Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Barbar SRIP) amidst the prevalence of COVID-19 pandemic situated in Barangay Barbar, San Juan, Ilocos Sur.

The P631-million Barbar Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Barbar SRIP) involves the construction of Earthfill Dam across the Bical River with a height and length of 25.00 meters and 344.15 meters respectively, with a storage capacity of 0.861 million cubic meters. Irrigation Facilities of the project consists of a five (5) kilometer main canal and a total of 16.28 kilometers lateral canals. Access roads were constructed simultaneous with the lateral canals having the same length with the latter, providing mobility and accessibility for farmers and their farms inputs and products.

The Barbar SRIP with 846-hectare service area aims to provide sustainable development to the 1,156 farmers and their families of the eleven (11) barangays of Barbar, Camangaan, Nagsupotan, Nagsabaran, Muraya, Immayos Sur, Guimod Sur and Bacsil in the town of San Juan, and the barangays of Macatcatud, Caraisan and Barbarit in the neighboring town of Magsingal, Ilocos Sur.

Furthermore, aside from increase in agricultural production through additional areas of around 319 hectares and yield increase up to 5.2 metric tons, it also helps in mitigating flood by impounding typhoon waters for use as irrigation. Also, it strengthens watershed recharging the aquifer in the area that will re-establish the vegetation and helps enhance the biodiversity.

Barbar SRIP is scheduled to hold its inauguration this Thursday, May 06, 2021 to be attended by the NIA Top Management Officials, as well as the Ilocos Sur provincial and local government officials, and the project beneficiaries as represented by its Irrigators’ Association (IA) officials.

NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, assure that the Agency remains committed to its mandate of providing efficient, reliable, and sustainable irrigation service to the Filipino farmers.

 

     Barbar Earthfill Dam

     Concrete-Lined Main Canal

     Concrete-Lined Lateral Canal

     Spillway Area

     Reservoir Area

     Part of irrigated area of Barbar SRIP

**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

 

 

JALAUR Project 6.11% ahead of Schedule amidst the Pandemic

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 08:41

 

NIA Central Office – The Project Management Office (PMO) of the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP-II) reported that the over-all physical accomplishment of the project is 6.11% ahead of its target for the first quarter of the year during the joint virtual meeting with the office of Senate Minority Leader Senator Franklin Drilon this Thursday, April 29, 2021.

As of March 31, 2021, 37.83% is the recorded over-all physical accomplishment of JRMP-II, considering its Government of the Philippines (GOP) and Loan Proceed (LP) components, versus its 31.72% target for the same quarter.

Acting Project Manager of JRMP-II, Engineer Jonel Borres highlighted during the said briefing the ongoing works of an international contractor, DAEWOO Engineering and Construction (DEC) such as the foundation preparations for the 109-meter Jalaur High Dam as the impounding dam of the project. This is to ensure the stability and structural integrity of the project. Also, the 10.65-meter downstream coffer dam is being constructed in the Jalaur High Dam. This is the third structure constructed by DEC for the care and diversion of the river.

Furthermore, preparatory works for the construction of the upstream and downstream coffer dams of the Afterbay Dam have already begun. The 38.5 Afterbay Dam acts as the regulating dam of the project located 1.5 kilometers downstream of the High Dam. For the 10-meter Alibunan River Catch Dam, foundation preparations are likewise ongoing as the construction of its second phase commenced. Construction activities of the 81-kilometer High Line Canal (HLC) that will traverse nine (9) towns in Iloilo Province were also discussed to be ongoing.

Acting Project Manager Borres reiterated that once completed, the project will irrigate 31,840 hectares of agricultural land in Iloilo, generate 6.6 megawatts hydroelectric power and 86 million liters per day bulk water supply for the province and city. On top of that, the project will give rise to eco-cultural tourism opportunities, bring about employment opportunities for its stakeholders, and help mitigate flooding in Calinog and nearby towns.

Among those present in the virtual briefing were Senator Franklin Drilon, Senator Cynthia Villar, Chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture, and Senator Francis Pangilinan, former chairperson the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Board of Directors during his time as Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization.

Also in attendance were the Iloilo provincial and local government officials headed by Iloilo Provincial Administrator Suzzette Mamon representing Governor Arthur Defensor, Jr. and Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Trenas, the business sector organizations and members of the media.

Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya assures that NIA as the chief implementing agency for a continued implementation of irrigation projects, JRMP-II will be done completed as planned by 2023 amidst the pandemic.

JRMP-II Acting Project Manager Jonel Borres presents updates on the developments of the project

JRMP-II Acting Project Manager Jonel Borres and Project Management Office (PMO) personnel during the virtual briefing

Senate Minority Leader Senator Franklin Drilon present during the virtual briefing

Senator Cynthia Villar, Chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture, present during the virtual briefing

Senator Francis Pangilinan, former chairperson the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Board of Directors, in attendance during the virtual briefing

**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

 

NIA Completes 4 Irrigation Projects in Bohol

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 16:47

 

NIA Region VII – Under the leadership of Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has recently completed four irrigation projects with an aggregate cost of P913.7 million in the Province of Bohol amidst pandemic.

These projects are 1) P645-million Benliw Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Benliw SRIP) located in the Municipality of Ubay, 2) P260-million Catigbian Small Water Impounding Project (Catigbian SWIP) located in the town of Buenavista, 3) P4.5-million Oghob Small Irrigation Project (Oghob SIP) in the town of Batuan, and 4) P4.2-million Kagawasan Communal Irrigation Project (Kagawasan CIP) in the Municipality of San Miguel.

Benliw SRIP, whose water source comes from Pasanan Creek, is a medium-scale irrigation development project which includes the construction of a 21-meter-high zoned earthfill dam with a length of 517 meters, a reservoir with a catchment area of 5.60 square kilometres that can store 2.86 million cubic meters (mcm) of water, irrigation and drainage canals, and other appurtenant structures. 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, aqua-culture as a supplementary food source to the residents in the area, and soil conservation since it prevents the soil from eroding or reducing fertility caused by over-usage.

Catigbian SWIP, whose water source comes from Catigbian Creek, includes the construction of a 16.54-meter-high embankment dam with a total width of 6 meters, crest elevation of 152 meters, and crest length of 260 meters. Its reservoir has a total storage capacity of 0.322 million cubic meter (MCM). The project will provide year-round irrigation water supply to 60 hectares of agricultural land in barangays of Catigbian in Buenavista and San Carlos in Danao, benefitting 60 farmers and their families.

Oghob SIP, whose main source of water is the Oghob Spring, includes the construction of two check dams with two intakes, nine units of thresher crossing, 4 turn ins, and one turnout. It has two stilling basins, two road crossings with a total length of 208 meters of main canal, and 1,173 meters of concrete lateral canal. The project will irrigate 44 hectares of agricultural land in Barangay Quirino with 34 farmer-beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, Kagawasan CIP is funded under Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program – Irrigation Component (CARP-IC) under force account works. The project has a total service area of 25 hectares and generated area of 15 hectares, serving the farmers of Barangay Kagawasan with a year-round irrigation water supply. It includes the construction of a check dam, canal structure with an elevated flume of 50 meters, two units of drainage system, five turnouts, and three units of thresher crossing. The main canal has a total length of 661 meters.

NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, see the great potential of the projects, especially Benliw SRIP, as an agro-tourism destination site with its scenic and breath-taking view. The Agency remains committed to its mandate of providing efficient, reliable, and sustainable irrigation service to the Filipino farmers, the agricultural heroes who feed the nation.

 

The newly completed P645-million Benliw SRIP in Ubay, Bohol 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.

The P260-million Catigbian SWIP in Buenavista, Bohol will provide year-round irrigation water supply to 60 hectares of agricultural land in barangays of Catigbian in Buenavista and San Carlos in Danao, benefitting 60 farmers and their families.

The P4.5-million Oghob SIP in Batuan, Bohol will irrigate 44 hectares of agricultural land in Barangay Quirino with 34 farmer-beneficiaries.

The P4.2-million Kagawasan CIP located in San Migue, Bohol has a total service area of 25 hectares and generated area of 15 hectares, serving the farmers of Barangay Kagawasan with a year-round irrigation water supply.

**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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