Press Release

NIA acquires P155.315-million light and transport equipment

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 09:37


NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) acquired 95 units of light and transport equipment worth P155.315 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 June 21, 2021 at the NIA Grounds, the light and transport equipment was turned over by the winning bidder, CT Citimotors – Mitsubihi Motors Philippines Corporation, represented by Mr. Lorenzo Cucio (Mitsubishi Motors) and Citimotors Assistant Vice President Rodrigo Almedral to NIA Top Management Officials, witnessed by Central Office Department Managers and employees.

NIA Signs Contract Agreement with CT Citimotors for the Aquisition of P155.315-Mllion Light and Transport Equipment

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 07:46


NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), represented by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, and the CT Citimotors, Inc., represented by Assistant Vice President Rodrigo G. Almendral, signed the Contract Agreement for the acquisition of 95 units of light and transport equipment worth P155,315,500.00 million for use in the monitoring and evaluation of the status of on-going construction and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities on June 10, 2021 at NIA Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A.

 The purchase of light/transport and heavy equipment is part of the third tranche of the Agency’s three-year re-fleeting program from CY 2017 to CY 2019. 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.

NIA's Hands-on Implementation of Irrigation Projects Nationwide

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 18:48


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.

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

NIA-UPRIIS Targets to Complete Watershed Management Program by April 2021

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:47


NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration-Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS), headed by Department Manager Rosalinda B. Bote, targets to complete Watershed Management Program for Pantabangan Dam, Nueva Ecija by April 2021 to mitigate the impact of climate change.

As our country is highly vulnerable to the effects of the global climate change, including sea level rise, increased frequency of extreme weather phenomena, rising temperatures and heavy rainfall, NIA established efforts to ensure that watershed areas managed by our Agency continue to be protected and sustain required quantity and quality of water in our reservoirs. 

The implementation of the Climate Change Project of NIA-UPRIIS consists of the establishment and maintenance of 220 hectares Reforestation and Agroforest Plantation such as Molave, Narra, Mimosa, Duhat, Langka, Guyabano, Cashew, Bignay and Sampalok that started this March 2020. The total amount of the said project is P16,465,000.00 including the Contract Works and Force Account Works. As of October 31, 2020, the said climate change project has overall physical accomplishment of 74.04% and financial accomplishment of 51.60%.

NIA Inaugurates 2 Irrigation Projects worth P1.523 Billion

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 14:17

NIA Central Office – Under the leadership of Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) inaugurated two Small Reservoir Irrigation Projects (SRIPs) with an aggregate cost of P1.523 billion. These projects are the P645-million Benliw Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Benliw SRIP) located in the Municipality of Ubay, Bohol which was inaugurated on May 27, 2021 and the P878-million Upper Tabuating SRIP in the Municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija which was inaugurated on May 25, 2021.

Benliw SRIP, whose water source comes from Pasanan Creek, includes the construction of a 21-meter-high zoned earthfill dam with a length of 517 meters, irrigation and drainage canals, and other appurtenant structures. Its reservoir has a catchment area of 5.60 square kilometers that can store 2.86 million cubic meters of water. 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, agro-tourism promotion, soil conservation, and aqua-culture.