NIA, PAFSAM Inaugurate ARIIP Re-regulating Pond

August 12, 2014, 10:15 AM

August 8, 2014 - (inset photo) Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization (PAFSAM) Secretary Francis Pangilinan (3rd from L) and NIA Administrator Florencio F. Padernal (2nd from L) led the inauguration of the P4.3 B re-regulating pond in San Roque, San Miguel, Pangasinan under the Agno River Integrated Irrigation Project. With them are (L-R) ABONO Chairman Rosendo So, Pangasinan Governor Amado T. Espino Jr., Pangasinan 6th District Representative Marlene Primicias-Agabas, and Region 1 FIA President Oftociano Manalo. The pond (background), which can store up to 5 M cubic meters of water, serves as the catch basin of water released from San Roque Multipurpose Dam. When fully operational, the facility will irrigate about 34,450 hectares benefitting 28,207 farmers to seventeen (17) municipalities and one city and in four Congressional Districts in the Province of Pangasinan.