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NIA receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 20:58

 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is now International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified after being assessed by the Certification International Philippines, Inc. (CIPI) on February 10, 2020. The certification is valid until February 09, 2023. CIPI is the third-party ISO-accredited certifying body that audited NIA’s Quality Management System (QMS) for public administration of irrigation services on September 18 to December 17, 2019 and bestowed the registration certificate under the management of Administrator Ricardo R Visaya. The audit was conducted to determine the NIA’s compliance with the standards of ISO. The scope of registration focused on the major activities of the Agency, including Central Office, Regional Offices, and Irrigation Management Offices (IMOs). The activity is part of the Agency’s continual improvement in the delivery of its services as a government agency.

NIA signs 5 MOU with hydropower developers

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:07

 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with hydropower developers on February 28, 2020 at the NIA Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A.

The signing of three MOU between NIA, represented by Administrator Ricardo R Visaya, and Renewable Development for Sustainable Growth (RDSG) Corporation, represented by President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ruben B. Sumagang, aims to pursue the development of three mini hydroelectric power plants on three areas: 1) Mal River Irrigation System (Mal RIS) Canal Stations +220m, + 203m, and +171 m located in Matanao, Davao Del Sur, 2) Andanan River Irrigation System (Andanan CIS) Canal located in Agusan Del Sur, and 3) Miral River Irrigation System (Miral RIS) Canal Stations +322m and +220m located in Bansalan, Davao Del Sur.

On the other hand, the MOU signing between NIA, represented by Administrator Visaya, and SunAsia Energy, Inc., represented by President Theresa Cruz-Capellan, aims to pursue the development of floating solar power project at the Pantabangan Reservoir located in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija.

NIA conducts validation and investigation of Nangalisan CIS

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 09:52

 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) conducted a thorough validation, investigation, and coordination meeting on February 17-20, 2020 at the NIA Cordillera Administrative Region – Benguet Satellite Office to address the issues that were recently raised against Nangalisan Communal Irrigation System (Nangalisan CIS) and restore the flow of irrigation water up to all the reservoir tanks irrigation system.

Located at Barangay Nangalisan, Municipality of Tuba, Benguet, Nangalisan CIS was implemented in two phases. The first phase was funded under the Repair, Rehabilitation, and Restoration of Existing Communal Irrigation Systems (RRRECIS) Fund 2017, while the second phase was under Extension and Expansion (EEECIS) Fund 2017, which were completed in March and July 2018, respectively.

The project was completed in July 2018 after test-run was conducted with the irrigation water reaching up to the ninth reservoir tank. However, when Typhoon Ompong ravaged the region in September 2018, portion of the mainline of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes were carried away by strong currents which made the system non-operational. Meanwhile, the contractor of the project made remedies by installing four smaller parallel pipelines at the source which restored flow of the irrigation water from the first to the eighth reservoir tank.

NIA and PAGASA to install Telemetered Rainfall and Water Level Gauging Station Bubunawan Irrigation Intake Facility

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 15:16

 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), represented by Administrator Ricardo R Visaya, and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), represented by Administrator Vicente B. Malano, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the installation and operation of Telemetered Rainfall and Water Level Gauging Station in the vicinity of NIA Bubunawan Irrigation Intake Facility located at Purok 8, Sitio Nangkaon, Barangay Salimbalan, Baungon, Bukidnon. The activity was held on February 26, 2020 at the NIA Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A.

The MOA signing aims to install/operate the Station, construct access road, and install peripherals and perimeter fence in the vicinity to effectively monitor the hydrological condition of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin. There is a need to install automatic rainfall and water level gauging equipment and construct repeater/relay towers to enable the speedy transmission of hydrological data to the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (CDORBFFWC) and the Main Operation Center of the Hydrometeorology Division (HMD) as an advance information of the mainstream areas, as well as the response of the river system to the rainfall intensity. Thus, effectively carrying out flood forecasting and warning activities.

NIA Conducts Relief Operations for the Victims of Taal Volcano Eruption

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 15:32

 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration Central Office (NIA-CO), in coordination with NIA Regional Office IV-A, conducted relief operations on January 23, 2020 for the victims of Taal Volcano eruption as part of the Agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility. It aims to initially support the immediate needs of the family-evacuees through the provision of their basic needs.

Moved by the spirit of being a Filipino and oneness of the Filipinos in emergency situations, the activity was organized by the NIA Top Management Officials headed by Administrator Ricardo R Visaya and NIA Employees’ Association of the Philippines (NIAEASP) for seven (7) evacuation sites located in the municipalities of Sta. Teresita and Calaca, Batangas, where about 1,011 family-evacuees are residents of the municipalities of Lemery, Taal, and Sta. Teresita.

The evacuation sites include Sampa Pacifico Elementary School with 141 families and 25 in-house families), Irukan Kalayaan Elementary School (95 families), Calantas Elementary School (105 families), Puting Bato Elementary School (117 families), Lumbang na Bata Elementary School (95 families), Puting Kahoy Elementary School (76 families), and Calaca Elementary School (357 families).

NIA employees pooled their resources to donate rice, canned goods, bottled water, clothes, hygiene kits, medicines, biscuits, slippers, timba at tabo, sleeping mats, towels, blankets, and other supplies.

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NIA receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification
NIA signs 5 MOU with hydropower developers