Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) Study Tour
Officer-In-Charge, Office of the Administrator and concurrent Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Estrella E. Icasiano and Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Erdolfo B. Domingo warmly welcomed the delegation of eight (8) officials of Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC), Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture. The delegation led by Deputy Chief Engineer Md. Ziaul Hoque paid a courtesy call to NIA officials during their study visit in NIA last July 22-27, 2016 on modern irrigation systems development in the Philippines. The delegation accompanied by the designated Study Tour Coordinator, Mr. Ricardo C. Lopez of NIA-IDD, visited the UPRIIS Head Office, Pantabangan Dam and Reservoir, MTG PLIVIRISCAF IA, and UPRIIS-Division V Service Area. They interacted with NIA Field Officials and IA Officers after a short briefing about NIA’s mandate, project planning and development, construction implementation and management, operation and maintenance, organization and development of IAs, and Irrigation Management Transfer.
Department of Irrigation (DOI) - Nepal Study Tour
On August 1, 2016, Officer-In-Charge, Office of the Administrator and concurrent Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Estrella E. Icasiano and other NIA representatives gladly received the nineteen (19) officials from the Department of Irrigation (DOI) of Nepal led by Deputy Director General Sarita Dawadi and Regional Director Kishna Prasad Nepal. The Nepalese officials conducted a study visit to NIA. IDD Manager Bayani P. Ofrecio spearheaded the discussions/interaction on NIA’s Participatory Irrigation Management to kick-off the study tour from August 1-2, 2016. The delegation visited the Head Office of UPRIIS, MTG PLIVIRISCAF IA and UPRIIS-Division V Service Area with Ms. Rebecca Andong, Mr. Reynaldo A. Calabdan, and Mr. Randy A. Andong who served as their freelance study tour facilitators.