Press Release



NIA-DA GROUND-BREAKING ILOILO IRRIGATION PROJECT HELD

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:00

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala and National Irrigation Administration (NIA) head Claro Maranan together with local officials and beneficiaries officiated ceremonial ground-breaking and cornerstone-laying of the Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project last May 8, 2014 in Brgy. Nueva Invencion, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo.

The major objective of the project is to promote rural development through the construction of small scale impounding dams and irrigation facilities; boost agricultural productivity and other incidental benefits and enhance the standard of living of small farmers in the area.

Construction of the proposed small reservoir irrigation project is expected to start by the 2nd quarter of this year at a total cost of Php 993,300,000.00.

Benefits of the project are the following: Provide adequate supply of irrigation water whole year round; Generate new area of 265 has. and 459 has.; Increase rice production from 265 Metric Tons to 409 Metric Tons and generate labor employment during construction.

Apart from the DA Secretary and NIA Administrator, other officials who attended the event were Senate President Franklin Drilon, 5th District of Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas, Jr., Iloilo Province Governor Arthur Defensor, Vice Governor Raul Tupas, Mayor Niel Tupas III, NIA Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Modesto Membreve and NIA Region VI Regional Manager Gerard Corsiga.

DA-NIA Irrigation Projects in Region VI

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:00

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala and National Irrigation Administration (NIA) head Claro Maranan together with local officials and beneficiaries officiated the inauguration of the Maayon Communal Irrigation Project and Maayon CIP Diversion Works last April 11, 2014 at Maayon, Capiz in Region VI.

The Maayon Communal Irrigation Project is a diversion works with a main canal of 17 kms and a lateral canal of 2.5 kms and drainages, two units of post harvest facilities, farm level facilities and service access roads.

The irrigation project is part of DA and NIA's on-going efforts to provide farmers with more water to irrigate their crops. Capiz 1st District Representative Antonio Del Rosario, Municipality Mayor of Maayon Wilfredo Borres, Sr. and other local officials attended the event.

Total cost of the facilities amounted to P201,450,000.00 with a service area of 780 hectares and will benefit 834 farmers.

During his speech, Secretary Alcala disclosed that another irrigation facility will be constructed in Brgy. Bayuyan, Municipality of President Roxas, Capiz also in Region VI starting next year.

The said proposed project named Bayuyan Small River Irrigation Project (SRIP) has a target area of 315 hectares with an initial budget of P150M for 2015 and the design is now on-going. The total proposed budget is P400M plus. This will benefit the barangays of Bayuyan, Badiangon, Carmencita, Vizcaya and Lantangan.

DA-NIA Irrigation Projects in Region VI

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 09:00

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala and National Irrigation Administration (NIA) head Claro Maranan together with local officials and beneficiaries officiated the inauguration of the Maayon Communal Irrigation Project and Maayon CIP Diversion Works last April 11, 2014 at Maayon, Capiz in Region VI.

The Maayon Communal Irrigation Project is a diversion works with a main canal of 17 kms and a lateral canal of 2.5 kms and drainages, two units of post harvest facilities, farm level facilities and service access roads.

The irrigation project is part of DA and NIA's on-going efforts to provide farmers with more water to irrigate their crops. Capiz 1st District Representative Antonio Del Rosario, Municipality Mayor of Maayon Wilfredo Borres, Sr. and other local officials attended the event.

Total cost of the facilities amounted to P201,450,000.00 with a service area of 780 hectares and will benefit 834 farmers.

During his speech, Secretary Alcala disclosed that another irrigation facility will be constructed in Brgy. Bayuyan, Municipality of President Roxas, Capiz also in Region VI starting next year.

The said proposed project named Bayuyan Small River Irrigation Project (SRIP) has a target area of 315 hectares with an initial budget of P150M for 2015 and the design is now on-going. The total proposed budget is P400M plus. This will benefit the barangays of Bayuyan, Badiangon, Carmencita, Vizcaya and Lantangan.

NIA PROJECTS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 15:30

The National Irrigation Administration-Caraga Region (NIA-Caraga) responding to the Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP) of this administration was able to complete 72 of its 115 projects under CY 2012 and 14 of its 58 projects under CY 2013 with an overall physical accomplishment of 85.34% irrigating a total new area of 3,531 hectares. The delay in the implementation is caused either bad weather with the presence of various calamities last year or right of way problems in the area.

This office assured the public however that its corresponding funds are in tact and contractors implementing these projects were paid based on the accomplished items as reflected in their progress billings subject to evaluation and inspection by the technical staff.

For this year (2014), there are 51 projects due for implementation and hopefully without any impediments i.e. bad weather etc., these will be completed within the year so that it can be utilized by our farmer-beneficiaries as programmed.

This office, as a matter of procedure will conduct pre-construction conference prior to the start of project implementation. During the meeting, concerned Local Government Units (LGUs), Irrigators Association (IA), the Contractor and other stake holders are invited to clarify everything regarding the implementation for the purpose of transparency.

NIA Posts 100.55% GCG Commitment Performance Rating

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 12:45

For its on-going efforts to improve its total performance, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) under the leadership of Administrator Claro V. Maranan, has posted a 100.55% commitment performance rating under the Governance Commission on all GOCCs (GCG) agreement for year 2013.

The said rating was reported by NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Felix M. Razo, Chairman of the GCG Committee that the result of computation of the Agency's total performance was conducted by management based on actual versus target physical and financial performance parameters for CY 2013.

Rating in physical aspect particularly in Support Services, the highest percentage is the total number of IAs with Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT) contracts with a total of 2,292 surpassing its 2,075 target at 110.46% and Existing Service Area rehabilitated with a total of 481,832 surpassing its 443,661 target at 108.60% followed by the Rea Generated at 95.17%, Area Restored at 95.19%, Service Area Irrigated during Dry Season was 96.02% and Service Area Irrigated during Wet Season at 99.07% for a subtotal of 60.26%.

Corporate Viability such as Revenue from Regular Sources was at 101.44% and Contracts Review and Processing was at 100% for a subtotal of 40.29%. The two subtotal figures were added together amounting to the Agency's 100.55% Performance Rating.

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