Balog-Balog Dam Gets Approval of CABCOM-ICC

August 8, 2013, 3:15 PM

Balog-balog Dam Project was presented to the Cabinet Committee Investment Coordination Committee and subsequently approved on August 5, 2013. He added that the project is now ready to be submitted to the NEDA Board for approval. Once it is approved, procurement can now started. Incidentally, Phase 2 or the construction of high dam is the scheme to be implemented. This was disclosed by Engr. Claro V. Maranan, Administrator of the National Irrigation Administration.

Balog-balog Dam will irrigate about 34,100 ha in 4 cities and 8 municipalities in the province of Tarlac. Aside from irrigation, other components include hydropower, flood control mitigation and tourism. The high dam costing about P15.8B is envisioned to be completed in May 2016. The fund will be sourced out from local funds.