January 23, 2024, 1:09 PM

With the unwavering support of  President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. in fostering the agricultural sector, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) headed by Acting Administrator Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen successfully acquired the 141 units of excavator amounting to a total significant investment of  P776 million. These excavators were finally distributed to NIA regional and project offices nationwide.

The simultaneous distribution of equipment signifies another leap for the Agency in gearing up to more productive and efficient operation and maintenance (O&M) activities of irrigation projects all over the country. These units are now being used for desilting and clearing  irrigation canals, filling open spaces and gaps along the canal linings, construction and repair of damaged irrigation facilities and structures especially those that were devastated by natural disasters and calamities.

The heavy equipment acquisition is in line with the Agency’s objective which is “Ensure Efficient and Effective Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation Systems”. Likewise, it is part of the Agency’s Three-Year Refleeting Program which  aims to augment the available units which are mostly have exceeded its economic life, immediately repair or reconstruct canals and other irrigation facilities and undertake the regular operation and maintenance (O&M) of National Irrigation Systems (NISs).      

These tools are testimony of synchronized efforts and hard work of officials and employees of the National Irrigation Administration. With the massive support of government under the leadership of President Marcos, Jr. and other stakeholders, NIA will remain steadfast in diving into more resilient and sustainable agriculture through improved irrigation infrastructures and innovation.


For inquiries and/or clarifications, you may contact:
Department Manager A
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
Landline: (02) 8921-3741