NIA launches P878M irrigation project in Nueva Ecija
The National Irrigation Administration will launch this week the P878-million Upper Tabuating Small River Irrigation Project that will irrigate farms in Barangays Nazareth, Rio Chico, Bago, and San Mariano in the towns of Gen. Tinio and Peñaranda in Nueva Ecija province.
According to a Punto Centra Luzon report, the “big-ticket irrigation project” was completed despite quarantine restrictions due to the pandemic.
The report said NIA administrator Ricardo Visaya is expected to lead the dam inauguration on Tuesday, May 25.
Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation System department manager Engineer Rosalinda Bote said the project has the capacity to irrigate the entirety of its target service areas of 700.87 hectares this dry crop season.
The implementation of the project was carried out by NIA UPRIIS Division III formerly led by division manager Jose Ariel Domingo, and now headed by acting division manager Elenita Toquero, under the leadership of Bote, according to the report.
The official said NIA remains committed to increase irrigated areas, and to develop and maintain irrigation systems.
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