P664.75-million Bayuyan SRIP now under way
NIA Region VI – The construction of the P664.75-million Bayuyan Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Bayuyan SRIP) officially started as NIA Acting Administrator Engr. Eddie G. Guillen led the Groundbreaking and Capsule-Laying Ceremony of the project on March 16, 2023 at the Gatekeeper’s Quarters, Barangay Bayuyan, President Roxas, Capiz.
As the biggest irrigation project of NIA in the Province of Capiz by far, Bayuyan SRIP covers 594 hectares of agricultural land on eight barangays in the Municipality of President Roxas, namely, Bayuyan, Badiangon, Culilang, Goce, Carmencita, Cubay, Ibaca, and Sto. Niño. With 540 farmer-beneficiaries, the project is expected to be completed by December 2025. Aside from the provision of year-round irrigation to the local farming communities, the project will provide other incidental benefits, such as flood control, environmental and watershed management, agro-tourism promotion, and aquaculture development, among others.
In his message, Administrator Guillen solicited the support of all stakeholders toward the success of the project. He emphasized that the project reflects the undying commitment of NIA to fast-track irrigation development and to uplift the lives of greater Filipino farmers.
“Ang Bayuyan SRIP ay sumasalamin sa patuloy na pagseserbisyo ng NIA sa ating mga magsasakang Capiznon. Dalawa po ang misyon ng NIA: ang makapagbigay ng mahusay na serbisyo-patubig at maiangat ang kabuhayan ng mga magsasaka. Kung tayo po ay magtutulungan, wala pong imposible”, Administrator Guillen said.
Present during the event were NIA Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Sector Engr. C’zar M. Sulaik, NIA Region VI Manager Engr. Rory F. Avance, JRMP-II Project Manager Engr. Jonel B. Bores, Aklan-Capiz Irrigation Management Office Division Manager Engr. Raymond B. Mojares, representatives from different National Government Agencies, and Local Government Units, NIA regional employees, Irrigators Association (IA) officers and members, farmers, and media partners.
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NIA Administrator Guillen (3rd from left) leads the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of the Bayuyan SRIP.
Laying of Time Capsule
Burying of Time Capsule
NIA Administrator Guillen delivers his message during the Groundbreaking of Bayuyan SRIP.
1st row from left to right: BSBC IA President Enrico Banico, Jr., Acting Aklan-Capiz IMO Manager Engr. Raymond B. Mojares, NIA Deputy Administrator Sulaik, NIA Region VI Manager Avance, NIA Administrator Guillen, Capiz Provincial Governor Fredenil H. Castro, President Roxas Municipal Mayor Receliste L. Escolin, Mr. Jun Billones (Chief of Staff, Office of Capiz 1st District Representative), Ciguco IA President Edwin Ocson, and Capiz Police Provincial Chief Jerome Afuyog, Jr. together with the officers of Ciguco IA (2nd row)
Officials from NIA, LGUs, and Provincial Police (1st row) together with the officers of BSBC IA (2nd row)