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NIA Turns Over P631-Million Barbar Earthfill Dam in Ilocos Sur

May 12, 2021, 1:00 PM

 

NIA Region I – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) turned over the P631-million Barbar Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Barbar SRIP) to the seven (7) Irrigators Associations (IAs) of San Juan and Magsingal, Ilocos Sur on May 06, 2021. The inauguration and turnover ceremony was held at the project site located in Barangay Barbar, San Juan, Ilocos Sur.

Amidst the current pandemic, NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya led the turnover of the Barbar Earthfill Dam with a storage capacity of 0.861 million cubic meters designed to irrigate a total of 846-hectare agricultural land covering eleven (11) barangays of San Juan and Magsingal, Ilocos Sur. 1,156 farmers and their families from the said barangays will benefit from the completed Barbar SRIP.

Present in the event were Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson, Ilocos Sur First District Representative Deogracias Victor Savellano, First District Board Member Efren Rafanan, San Juan Mayor Elaine Sarmiento, and NIA Region I Manager Angelito S. Miguel and Ilocos Sur Irrigation Management Office (IMO) Division Manager Gertrudes A. Viado who will facilitate the operation of the dam.

Dispersal of the 10,000 Tilapia fingerlings was also done in addition to the 50,000 fingerlings earlier poured at the dam waters from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). This reinforces its livelihood component for the farmer-beneficiaries of the irrigation project. Right after the ceremony, the newly elected Officers of the Federation of Irrigators Association of Barbar SRIP took their oath and sworn to before the NIA Administrator himself.

Furthermore, Governor Ryan Singson highlighted in his message his deep gratitude to Administrator Visaya and to the whole Agency for initiating such a timely project which he described as the most daring among the irrigation projects in the entire country he has ever seen.

Administrator Visaya assures that NIA, as the chief agency to provide efficient, reliable, and sustainable irrigation service to the Filipino farmers, remains committed to its mandate.

NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya delivers his message during the ceremony at Barbar SRIP site

(Left to right) Ilocos Sur First District Representative Deogracias Victor Savellano, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson, NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G. Gan, NIA Region I Manager Angelito S. Miguel, and First District Board Member Efren Rafanan at Barbar SRIP site

Blessing of the Barbar SRIP Dam Structure officiated by San Juan Parish Priest Rev. Moises Andrada II

Dispersal of the 10,000 Tilapia fingerlings into the dam waters of Barbar Earthfill Dam

Newly elected Officers of the Federation of Irrigators Association 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

 

NIA's Hands-on Implementation of Irrigation Projects Nationwide

May 18, 2021, 6:48 PM

 

NIA Central Office – True to its commitment of providing efficient, reliable, and sustainable irrigation service to the Filipino farmers despite the prevalence of pandemic situation, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) ensures timely and effective management of its irrigation projects nationwide.

For the month of May to August 2021, the Agency is set to conduct numerous inaugurations, groundbreaking ceremonies, field visits, and site inspections to closely monitor the status of all construction and operation and maintenance (O&M) activities on ground.

Following is the list of all projects that can be inaugurated and visited in the next three months.

 
NIA CALENDAR OF FIELD ACTIVITIES
Date Activity Location
May 20, 2021 Bayabas Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Bayabas SRIP) Site Visit DRT, Bulacan, Region III
May 25, 2021 Upper Tabuating Dam Inauguration Nueva Ecija, UPRIIS
May 26, 2021 North Lawin Project Site Visit Palauig, Zambales,

Region III

May 27, 2021 Benliw SRIP Inauguration Ubay, Bohol, Region VII
June 03, 2021 Inauguration of NISRIP Project Pampanga, Region III
June 10, 2021 1.3-Megawatt Mindoro Grid Hydropower Project Inauguration San Manuel, Pangasinan, Region I
June 24, 2021 Peñaranda and San Isidro Solar Pump Irrigation Project Inauguration Nueva Ecija, UPRIIS
 

 

 

 

 

July-August 2021

San Fabian River Irrigation System (San Fabian RIS) San Fabian, Pangasinan, Region I
Birung Small Irrigation Project (Birung SIP) Enrile, Cagayan, Region II
Isabela Solar Projects Isabela, Region II
Quipot Irrigation Project Tiaong, Quezon,

Region IV-A

Taisan Communal Irrigation System (Taisan CIS) Minalabac, Camarines Sur, Region V
Punta Diamante CIS Canaman, Camarines Sur, Region V
Region V Farmpond Region V
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July-August 2021

Aklan River Irrigation System (Aklan RIS) Inauguration Panay Island, Aklan, Region VI
Bohol Northeast Basin Multipurpose Dam Project Bohol, Region VII
Leyte Solar Powered Pump Irrigation Projects Leyte, Region VIII
Sta. Rita SRIP Sta. Rita, Samar,

Region VIII

Calbiga River Irrigation Project Calbiga, Samar,

Region VIII

Lower Sibuguey I and Sibuguey II River Irrigation Systems Zamboanga Sibugay, Region IX
Upper Saug Irrigation Project New Corella, Davao Del Norte, Region XI
Laya West CIP (CARP-IC Project) Tabuk City, Kalinga, CAR
Umayam Irrigation Project Loreto, Agusan Del Sur, Region XIII (Caraga)
 

NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, assured that the Agency remains committed to the realization of its mandate. The Administrator also reiterated his directive to all regional officials to fast-track project implementation because delays in project construction mean depriving our farmers with the best irrigation service that they deserve.

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 project will be inaugurated on May 27, 2021.

The P662-million Upper Saug River Irrigation Project located at Barangay Cabidianan, New Corella, Davao Del Norte aims to provide timely and reliable irrigation water supply to 980 hectares of agricultural land in Barangays Suawon, Sto. Nino, Limbaan, Poblacion, and Carcor. The project will benefit 400 farmers and their families.

The Lower Sibuguey II River Irrigation System Extension Project is under the direct the supervision of Zamboanga Sibugay Irrigation Management Office. It has a total project cost of P31.8 million under Line Projects CY 2017 Fund Source. The project construction, comprising fabrication, supply, delivery, and installation of barrage gates, is projected to be completed by July 2021.

Two solar powered pump projects of UPRIIS Division IV are being implemented in San Isidro and Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija by Equator Energy Corporation. The construction of P17.78-million San Isidro Solar Power Pump will cover 314 hectares of agricultural land to be rehabilitated, benefitting 196 farmer-members of four Irrigators Associations. On the other hand, the P20.461M Peñaranda Solar Power Pump covers 228 hectares of agricultural land, benefitting 143 farmer-members of three Irrigators Associations in the locality. Both projects will be inaugurated on June 24, 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) 8921-3741

 

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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