NIA Region I – With the directive of NIA Administrator Benny D. Antiporda to finish the ongoing repair works of the earthquake-damaged irrigation facilities of the Banaoang Pump Irrigation System (Banaoang PIS) in the Municipality of Bantay, Ilocos Sur within 45 days, NIA Region I headed by Regional Manager Engr. Gaudencio M. De Vera ensures that the regional office is doing its best to fast-track the efficient repair works of the project.
To date, Banaoang PIS is almost completed and is expected to resume its irrigation water delivery on September 1, 2022, only 30 days (one month) since Administrator Antiporda inspected the earthquake damages in the province. Once completed, a total of 2,200 farmers covering about 1,535 hectares of irrigable land in the municipalities of Bantay, San Ildefonso, Magsingal, San Vicente, and Sto. Domingo will benefit from the efficient irrigation service of the said project. The Action Man of NIA commended the efforts of the NIA Region I in the completion of the project repair works ahead of schedule.
“They were given 45 days to finish the repair. Within 30 days, it was done already. That is how NIAns deal with emergency situations now”, said Administrator Antiporda.
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NIA Region I Manager Gaudencio De Vera ensures that the regional office is doing its best to fast-track the efficient repair works of the Banaoang PIS.
The repair works of the Banaoang PIS is almost completed and is expected to resume irrigation water delivery on September 1, 2022.
Ongoing Repair Works of the Banaoang PIS