July 2018

NIA switches on P1.029-billion Pasa SRIP
07/11/2018 - 1:22pm
NIA calls for P11.212-billion JRMP II Coordination Meeting
07/31/2018 - 4:04pm

NIA switches on P1.029-billion Pasa SRIP

July 11, 2018, 1:22 PM


NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Abraham B. Bagasin, His Excellency Han Dong Man, Korean Ambassador to the Philippines, Congressional Representatives, Local Government Unit (LGU) officials, Irrigators Associations, and other stakeholders led the switching-on ceremony of the P1.029-billion Pasa Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Pasa SRIP) on July 05, 2018 at Barangay Pasa, Ilagan City, Isabela.

The project is funded through a grant from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) amounting to USD 21.76 million (Php 935.68 million). It aims to reduce the adverse impact of climate change and to support the enhancement of water management in rural areas through the construction of water impounding facilities. With this project, it will mitigate flood to save 434 units of houses and 465 hectares of agricultural lands. It is also expected to contribute in attaining the government’s program in Food Self-Sufficiency through the provision of additional 766 hectares that will annually increase additional 8,629.20 metric tons of paddy rice equivalent to Php 98.037 million.

Pasa SRIP, whose water sources come from Pasa River, involves the construction of Earthfill Dam with the height and length of 36.70 meters and 194.00 meters, respectively, with a storage capacity of 4.28 million cubic meters to irrigate 846 hectares of agricultural land of five barangays in the City of Ilagan namely, Pasa, Minabang, Morado, Fuyo, and Sta. Victoria. Its irrigation facilities include 6.81 kilometers of main canal, 12.35 kilometers of lateral canals, and 38.25 kilometers of farm ditches providing direct irrigation water delivery to 619 farmer beneficiaries, 3.11 kilometers of multi-purpose access road, and watershed management of 233.35 hectares of the Pasa River Watershed that will protect the storage dam by minimizing/avoiding siltation.

The Agency is now ascertaining its vital contribution to the inclusive socio-economic growth and agricultural development of the country through the efficiency in providing sustainable and reliable irrigation services to the Filipino farmers.

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NIA calls for P11.212-billion JRMP II Coordination Meeting

July 31, 2018, 4:04 PM


NIA Central Office – NIA Top Management Officials, the executives of Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., and Korean Export-Import Bank (KEXIM Bank) conducted the Coordination Meeting regarding the construction of P11.212-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase II (JRMP II) located Calinog, Iloilo on July 25, 2018 at Administrator’s Conference Room, Building A.

The meeting aims to discuss and pursue the construction of 109-meter Jalaur High Dam, 38.5-meter Afterbay Dam, 10-meter Alibutan Catch Dam, 80.74-kilometer Highline Canal, and its appurtenant structures under the JRMP Contract No. R6-JRMPII-ICB-C-1 which will be signed in the first week of September 2018 to be followed by the ceremonial groundbreaking in the first week of October, that same year.

Stalled for 15 years, JRMP II is funded through an approved loan from the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) of Korea amounting to P11.212 billion (US$260.140 million) with the revised implementation schedule of Year 2012-2021.

Viewed in the context of achieving the rice self-sufficiency program of the government, JRMP II is expected to provide a year-round irrigation water delivery to 9,500 hectares of new irrigable area and rehabilitation of 21,624 hectares covered by five existing irrigation systems in 23 municipalities and two cities in the Province of Iloilo, benefitting 24,000 farmers and their families. The project will also provide other incidental benefits, such as flood mitigation, environmental and watershed management, promotion of eco-tourism, and fish culture. Furthermore, a 6.6-MW of hydroelectric power and water supply for domestic and industrial use in the amount of 1CMS will be later implemented.

The Agency is now ascertaining its vital contribution to the inclusive socio-economic growth and agricultural development of the country through an efficient, sustainable, and reliable irrigation service to the Filipino farmers.