NIA Acquires P57.8-million Light and Transport Equipment
NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) acquires 34 units of light and transport equipment worth P57.8 million for use in the monitoring and evaluation of the status of on-going construction and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities. The acquisition of light/transport equipment is in line with the Four-Point Agenda of Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, particularly in instituting measures to improve the delivery of services, such as but not limited to, modernization of equipment for operations and project implementation.
In a simple turnover ceremony on December 22, 2020 at the NIA Grounds, the light and transport equipment was turned over by the winning bidder, CT Citimotors, to NIA Top Management witnessed by Central Office Department Managers and employees.
The purchase of light/transport and heavy equipment is part of the three-year re-fleeting program of the Agency from CY 2017. 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, 2018, NIA maintained in operating condition 3,383 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, 600 units of equipment are non-operable, while 1,346 units of equipment are recommended for disposal. Thus, the three-year re-fleeting program is expected to make NIA operations more efficient and reliable.
Preceding the turnover ceremony of equipment was the handover of the financial assistance amounting to P625,000.00 from NIA Top Management Officials to the NIA Employees’ Association of the Philippines – National Capital Region (NIAEASP-NCR) for the victims of Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses. Part of the P625,000.00 is a contribution from NIA Central Office employees.
TURNOVER CEREMONY OF LIGHT AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT FROM CITI CITIMOTORS TO NIA TOP MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
HANDOVER OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM NIA TOP MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS TO NIAEASP-NCR FOR THE VICTIMS OF TYPHOONS ROLLY AND ULYSSES
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