Press Release

NIA’s HDPEs in Sarangani PIO burned

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 16:54


NIA Region 12 – A fire incident infiltrated by unidentified person/s burned six (6) pieces of 18” Ø High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Pipes (6 meters in length) owned by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) last April 02, 2018 between 3:00 AM to 4:00 AM at Barangay Malabod, Sarangani Province. The HDPEs are intended to be used as irrigation canal in Malabod Small Irrigation Project.

The initial information was given by Mr. Joel Tole and Mr. Christian Kawan, both residents of Barangay Mabalod and members of Sarangani PIO Survey Team. The fire incident was immediately reported to the Malungon Municipal Police Station and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region 12 - Malungon Fire Station. A brief assessment by the Project-In-Charge in that project, Engr. Verna Sanchez, stated that the total cost of damage is more or less Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 400,000.00).

A further joint investigation by SFO1 Redentor C. Recoperto, BFP Fire Arson Investigator, Malungon Fire Station, and Local Government Units (LGUs) headed by Barangay Captain Estido Labuyan alleged that the incident was a result of  misunderstanding between the contractor and the laborers hired in that project. Other possible causes could be political issues and strategy for recruitment of the unknown rebel groups.

NIA-JRMP bags Good Practice Awards

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 09:47


DSWD Central Office, Quezon City – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), in leadership of Deputy Administrator (DA) for Engineering and Operations Sector C’zar M. Sulaik and Engr. Gerardo P. Corsiga, Project Manager of Jalaur Multipurpose River Project II, received the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Good Practice Awards (GPA) 2017 for the Agency’s official entry under the category, “Resolving Recurrent Issues in Project Implementation”, held on March 07, 2018 at DSWD Auditorium, 4th Floor, DSWD Central Office, IBP Road, Constitutional Hills, Quezon City.

The Awarding Ceremony is chaired by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary for Investment Programming Rolando G. Tungpalan. The Final Validation Meeting of the Screening Committee members was held on February 23, 2018.

Chico River Pump Irrigation Project Contract gets inked

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:13


NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Top Management Officials and the executives of China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. led the Contract Signing Ceremony of the PhP 4.37-billion Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (Chico River PIP) on March 08, 2018 at Board Room, 3rd Floor, Building A.

The project includes the construction of Pump House, Sub-Station, Transmission Line, Diversion Main Canal, Lateral Canals, Appurtenant Structures, Service/Access Road, and Terminal Facilities for Chico River PIP. It aims to provide substantial and timely water supply for irrigation in support to the agricultural development of the Government. It is projected to create 14,784 jobs during project implementation and 8,700 permanents jobs when the project becomes completely operational.

Chico River PIP, whose water sources come from Chico River, covers the Municipality of Tuao and Piat in Cagayan, and the Municipality of Pinukpuk in Kalinga, Apayao. It has a total service area of 8,700 hectares benefiting 4,350 families.

NIA, SNAP switch-on MARIS Hydroelectric plant

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 16:17


NIA Isabela - The National Irrigation Administration and SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc. (SNAP-Magat) inaugurated the 8.5-megawatt (MW) Maris Main Canal Hydroelectric Power plant, January 26, at National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Dams and Reservoir Division.

The MARIS Main Canal 1 HEPP project, located in Brgy. Ambatali, Ramon, Isabela, is the first hydropower plant constructed by SNAP thru its product innovation program.

Completed last quarter of 2017, the Php2.15 billion run-of-river plant started its construction in 2015 thru a signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), between NIA and SNAP-Magat, for the development, construction, and operation of the then dubbed 8.5MW Maris Main (South) Canal Hydroelectric power plant.

In his speech, NIA chief Ricardo Visaya identified hydropower development as one of the current undertakings of the agency under integrated irrigation projects. He cited that there are vast opportunities for the country to develop more renewable energy sources thru efficient partnership of public and private sectors. 


NIA-JRMP bags Good Practice Awards
Chico River Pump Irrigation Project Contract gets inked
2nd National Photography Competition
NIA, SNAP switch-on MARIS Hydroelectric plant