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NIA and Rayman Builders/JLL Pulsar Construction sign P323.556-million LARISIP Contract

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:23


NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), represented by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya and Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G. Gan, and Rayman Builders, Inc./JLL Pulsar Construction Corporation (Joint Ventures) represented by Authorized Managing Officers Joseph Jeremy D. Lara and Melencio B. Raymundo III, signed the P323.556-million worth of contract works under Lower Agno River Irrigation System Improvement Project (LARISIP) on October 13, 2020 at NIA Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A.

The project with Contract No. R1-LARISIPD-C-2R includes the construction of slope protection and drainage inlet (Sta. 0+000.00 – Sta. 0+260.00 and Sta. 1+270.00), as well as the excavation of re-regulating pond

The contract signing is witnessed and attended by NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Abraham B. Bagasin, NIA Region 1 Manager Angelito S. Miguel, Rayman Builders Chairman Ver Raymundo, and JLL Pulsar Construction Legal Officer Victorio Casuay.

NIA Inaugurates P70-million worth of Hapid Irrigation System Diversion Dam Structures

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 13:24


NIA CAR – Under the leadership of Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, the National Irrigation Administration – Cordillera Administrative Region (NIA-CAR) inaugurated P70-million worth of newly completed diversion dam structures of the Hapid Irrigation System (Hapid IS) located in the Municipality of Lamut, Ifugao on October 01, 2020.

The inauguration ceremony was led by Hon. Solomon Chungalao, Representative of the Lone District of Ifugao, Provincial Governor Jerry Dalipog, NIA-CAR Regional Manager Benito Espique, Jr., and NIA Ifugao Satellite Office Head Patrick Resurreccion. The event was witnessed by other local officials, regional heads of other agencies, NIA employees, and farmer-beneficiaries.

Hapid IS used to have a gravity intake-type diversion dam which draws irrigation water from the Ibulao River. With the completion of the diversion dam on May 08, 2020, irrigation service delivery is more reliable and efficient. The project covers 11 barangays of Lamut, Ifugao, benefitting 1,500 farmers and their families. To date, the irrigated area of the system is pegged at 1,040 hectares which is the targeted area for this wet cropping season.

Engr. Patrick Resurreccion said that the irrigated area can still increase because water is more sufficient with the completion of the diversion dam.

NIA turns over P1.78-million Romualdez Solar Pump in Rizal, Kalinga

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 13:52


NIA CAR – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) recently turned over the completed P1.78-million Romualdez Solar Pump Irrigation Project (Romualdez SPIP) to Sitio Aba Irrigators Association for operation and maintenance on September 04, 2020 in the Municipality of Rizal, Kalinga.

Funded under NIA’s Establishment of Groundwater Pump Irrigation Project (EGPIP) CY 2020 allocation, Romualdez SPIP will irrigate six hectares of agricultural land in the municipality, benefitting 15 farmers and their families. The project is powered by 30 solar panels and installed with a 7.5-horsepower submersible pump lowered to a depth of 52 meters.

Engr. Ronilio Cervantes, Head of NIA-Kalinga Irrigation Management Office, stated that with nine to 10-hour operation in a day, the solar pump has a minimum discharge of 200,000 liters per day, where more sun equates more water. Similarly, two units of reservoir tanks were constructed to store water from the solar pump.

“The project uses the power of the sun to move water, without the need for grid power or diesel, which can equate to P270,000.00 in annual savings at P75.00 per hour in electricity bills”, said Engr. Cervantes.

Mr. Antonio Santiago, President of Sitio Aba Irrigators Association, said that they can now cultivate their lands for rice and some high value crops for two cropping seasons per year because of the Romualdez Solar Pump.

NIA Completes P5-million Solar Pump Irrigation Project in Mercedes, Zamboanga City

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 13:38


NIA Region 9 – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has recently completed the P5-million Mercedes Solar Pump Irrigation Project (Mercedes SPIP), the first solar-powered irrigation project in Zamboanga Peninsula Region located in Barangay Mercedes, Zamboanga City.

The post-construction test run was successfully conducted on September 15, 2020 by the technical personnel of Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi Regional Sub-Office (ZAMBASULTA RSO) headed by Acting Manager Robert Bernie L. Rada II, together with the contractor and officers of Mercedes Culianan Cabaluay Talabaan Irrigators Association (MCCT IA).

Mercedes SPIP is a community development project initiated by Congressman Manuel Jose “Mannix” M. Dalipe, 2nd District Representative of Zamboanga City.  The solar powered centrifugal pump gets its water source from a spring and can pump an average of 170 cubic meters in six hours. The irrigation system is powered by 28 solar panels that can discharge approximately 200 gallons of water per minute. The system is also equipped with surveillance cameras and fortified with security fence to ensure utmost safety and security measures. Once operational, the solar pump irrigation project can irrigate five hectares of agricultural land in the barangay, benefitting poorly irrigated and rain-dependent farmers in the area.