BULACAN FARMER-IRRIGATORS TO BENEFIT FROM 16 COMPLETED PROJECTS; O&M SUBSIDY INCREASED TO PHP 500

Monday, February 26, 2024 - 18:12

NIA Central Office – OIC Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Sector and concurrent NIA Region III Manager Engr. Josephine B. Salazar led the conduct of the Turnover of Completed Projects, Irrigators Association (IA) Consultation, and Contract Signing of the Bulacan Irrigation Management Office (IMO) on February 26, 2024 at NIA Region III Covered Court, Tambubong, San Rafael, Bulacan.

Joined by the Provincial Government and Local Government Units (LGUs) officials of Bulacan, NIA Region III Bulacan IMO turned over 16 completed projects to its IAs such as the BUSPAN Solar Pump Irrigation Project in Bustos, Repair and Rehabilitation of Angat-Maasim River Irrigation System (AMRIS) in San Rafael, ANBUSPA Solar Pump Irrigation Project in Bustos, Alagao Communal Irrigation System (CIS) in San Ildefonso, Cacarong CIS in Pandi, Maligaya CIS and Sibul CIS in San Miguel. About 15 IAs with 4,466 farmer-beneficiaries will benefit from the CY 2023 completed projects of Bulacan IMO.

MAYNILAD TURNS OVER FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR BULACAN FARMERS

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 10:17

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Region III Manager and concurrent OIC Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Sector Engr. Josephine B. Salazar received the P5-million worth of financial support from Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) for the Bulacan Irrigation Management Office (Bulacan IMO) on February 21, 2024 at NIA Region III Office, Tambubong, San Rafael, Bulacan.

Maynilad personally handed over the P5 million financial assistance to NIA Region III – Bulacan IMO for its El Niño mitigation program for Bulacan farmers. Bulacan IMO Division Manager Engr. Placida C. Cordero, Engineering and Operations Division Acting Manager Engr. Christian C. Manalo, and Water Control Coordination Unit Francisco J. Clara were also present along with Regional Manager Engr. Josephine B. Salazar.

The financial aid from Maynilad strengthens the NIA’s resilience to El Niño and highlights the value of Public-Private Partnerships in addressing climate-related concerns. This allows the NIA to carry out various initiatives targeted at mitigating El Niño’s impacts on water availability and agricultural productivity. Through this, Bulacan farmers will ultimately benefit from the assistance through the Agency’s plans and programs.

DA, NIA, AND DTI SIGN MOU ON INTEGRATED RICE SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Monday, February 5, 2024 - 13:06

NIA Central Office – The efficient rice supply chain and development of a business-to-business (B2B) online market platform for rice are now more feasible with the Ceremonial Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Integrated Rice Supply Chain Development Program on February 2, 2024 at NIA Matikas Multipurpose Hall.

The participants for the MOU Signing were DA Chief of Staff Atty. Alvin John Balagbag, NIA Acting Administrator Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen, and DTI Secretary Alfredo E. Pascual. Serving as witnesses were Digital Philippines Undersecretary Mary Jean T. Pacheco and NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Engr. Robert C. Suguitan. NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Robert Victor G. Seares, Jr., NCIA President Remy Albano, Department and Division Managers, and employees were present in the event.

In line with the realization of food sufficiency thrust of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. and the Three-Year Food Logistics Action Agenda of DA, DOTr, DPWH, and DILG, the MOU aims to create alternative market access for rice buyers and sellers. It targets to enhance the income of rice farmers through more efficient market and supply chain arrangement, to promote proper rice branding and classification, and to facilitate cooperation in production, marketing, sales, and domestic rice distribution in the market.

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