Press Release



7-Point Program for NIA set

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:15

National Irrigation Administration (NIA) chief Claro V. Maranan has conceptualized and formulated the guidelines and principles of his Seven Point Program that he earlier introduced upon assuming his post as administrator to outline the agency's immediate course of action on various aspects of organizational and operational performance.

The objectives of the said program are the following: 1. Provide creative and speedy solutions to the urgent problems confronting NIA; 2. Rally the support of employees and officers in carrying out the Change plan and 3. Document the program for future reference as a learning organization committed to continuing improvement.

The program is consistent with President Aquino's vision of the Philippines which depicts a country with transformational leaders, a government dedicated to honing and mobilizing people's skills and energies as well as the responsible harnessing of natural resources, and the value for excellence and integrity.

NIA utilizes equipment for typhoon-affected irrigation sites

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 09:00

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) will utilize its machineries and equipment to help repair irrigation systems that were affected by the recent onslaught of Typhoon "Yolanda" that occurred last November 2013. The use of the said equipment is part of NIA's on-going efforts to restore irrigation services to avert further damage to crops.

NIA Administrator Claro V. Maranan reported that he had made an inventory of the agency's equipment and found that the agency has 95 heavy equipment and 88 light equipment that can be used for repairs and were sent to the affected areas (Region 4-A, 4-B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 13).

As of November 22, 2013, the agency's latest summary report indicates cost of damages to facilities in the affected regions was estimated at P545,693,782 while crop damages was estimated at P463,624,981.

Apart from the use of its equipment, the Administrator further reports that NIA plans to allocate P140,000,000 from its 2014 budget for the Irrigation sites, specially those who are always hit by typhoons.

NIA Launches JICA-Funded NISRIP

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 15:00

Administrator Claro V. Maranan, who viewed the activity as a very 'significant event for the agency,' led the National Irrigation Administration in launching the agency's newest foreign funded project, the National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP), together with representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Association (JICA) and Philippine Rice Research Institute (JICA). NIA officials from the central and field offices, employees, and other guests watched as the JICA-funded initiative was placed into the limelight at the IEC Auditorium within the NIA Compound on November 19, 2013.

After Deputy Administrator Modesto G. Membreve welcomed the audience in this significant event in NIA, Acting Project Manager, Engr. John Celeste, proudly introduced the project as a complete 5-year intervention to increase the productivity of around 22,563 farmer-beneficiaries from nine different regions nationwide, covering a total service area of 35,670 hecatares, through rehabilitation and restoration of systems, provision of consultancy and institutional development activities as well as giving operation and maintenance equipment, and other agricultural support services.

NIA Launches JICA-Funded NISRIP

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 15:00

Administrator Claro V. Maranan, who viewed the activity as a very 'significant event for the agency,' led the National Irrigation Administration in launching the agency's newest foreign funded project, the National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP), together with representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Association (JICA) and Philippine Rice Research Institute (JICA). NIA officials from the central and field offices, employees, and other guests watched as the JICA-funded initiative was placed into the limelight at the IEC Auditorium within the NIA Compound on November 19, 2013.

After Deputy Administrator Modesto G. Membreve welcomed the audience in this significant event in NIA, Acting Project Manager, Engr. John Celeste, proudly introduced the project as a complete 5-year intervention to increase the productivity of around 22,563 farmer-beneficiaries from nine different regions nationwide, covering a total service area of 35,670 hecatares, through rehabilitation and restoration of systems, provision of consultancy and institutional development activities as well as giving operation and maintenance equipment, and other agricultural support services.

NIA Holds Seminar on Joint Ventures

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 15:30

The National Irrigation Administration held one day seminar-course on the "New Guidelines and Procedures for Entering into Joint Ventures (JVs) between Government and Private Entities" last November 15, 2013 at Classroom B, IEC Building at the NIA Compound in Quezon City.

Organized by the Office of Administrator headed by Claro V. Maranan, the seminar was held in view of Board Resolution No. 7832-13 Series of 2013 also known as "Creation of a Permanent Technical Work Group (TWG) for the Proposed Joint Venture Agreement for Hydropower Projects" to implement hydropowered projects through a contractual Joint Venue and the need to starts its competitive selection process.

The seminar that was attended by regional directors, Bidding and Awards Committee (BAC) A Chairmen and members of the Technical Working Group for hydropower also provides a better understanding and a clear interpretation of the law governing NIA Hydropower Development Projects. The facilitator for the seminar was Certified PPP Specialist, Certified Regulations Specialist, PPP Law and Local Government Law Professor, Forensic Solutions President and former government official Atty. Alberto Agra.

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