December 2016

New NIA Administrator visits MARIIS and NIA-R02
2016 Dec 29 - 16:45

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New NIA Administrator visits MARIIS and NIA-R02

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 16:45

 

NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña, together with MARIIS Department Manager Wilfredo C. Gloria, Region 02 Irrigation Manager Antonio C. Lara, and Cordillera Administrative Region Irrigation Manager John Socalo, visited the 8.5 MW MARIS Main (South) Canal Hydroelectric Power Plant Project currently being constructed by the SN Aboitiz Project

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela - New National Irrigation Administration Chief Peter Tiu Laviña visited the Magat River Integrated Irrigation System and the NIA-Region 02 Irrigation Management Office here in Cauayan City, Isabela on December 28, 2016.

Administrator Laviña who took office this month, met with the management and staff of the two offices.

He reiterated his four point agenda-implementation of free Irrigation Service Fee, undertaking of irrigation projects, harnessing water resources for hydropower, and institutional review of mandate, programs, and activities of the agency.

Together with MARIIS Department Manager Wilfredo C. Gloria, Region 02 Irrigation Manager Antonio C. Lara, and Cordillera Administrative Region Irrigation Manager John Socalo, Administrator Laviña visited the 8.5 MW MARIS Main (South) Canal Hydroelectric Power Plant Project currently being constructed by the SN Aboitiz Project.

The project started during the last quarter 2015 and is set to be completed by November 2017.

He also visited the 6MW Baligatan Hydroelectric Power Plant which is currently owned and operated by the agency.

He said that income from our water resources will significantly help NIA as Irrigation Service Fee becomes free starting 2017.

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