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Irrigation Chief eyes Nat’l Planning Conference

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 14:18

 

NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña graces the 1st Flag Raising Ceremony of the agency this year at NIA Central Office, January 3, 2017.

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is set to hold a national planning conference next week to chart its new direction with the implementation of the free irrigation promise of President Rodrigo Duterte.

New Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña told NIA employees during the flag-raising ceremony marking the first working day of the 2017 that the conference will be held on January 9-11.  He added that it will be attended by senior management officials coming from the Central Office, the regions and special project offices.

He said various focus teams will be formed thereafter to oversee the implementation of NIA's to fulfill a four-point agenda, namely, implementing free irrigation, constructing more irrigation projects, harnessing water resources for hydroelectric power and the institutional review of the agency.

“Sa bawat major na gagawin natin gagawa tayo ng focus teams, participatory ang magiging paraan natin that is why hindi lang manggagaling sa ating hanay ang magiging members nito”, he added

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.

NIA assesses damaged irrigation facilities

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 14:18

 

(R) NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña listened to the incoming initial reports on damaged irrigation facilities in areas hit by Typhoon Nina. (Left) NIA OIC-Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Engr. Lydia S. Esguerra together with (2nd to the Left) NIA Operations Manager Engr. Romeo M. Lopez handed and discussed the reports to NIA chief, on December 27, at NIA Administrator’s Office.

National Irrigation Administration – NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña headed the preliminary assessments of the initial reports coming from the regional irrigation offices affected by the recent Typhoon Nina at NIA central Office, December 27. 

According to the consolidated report, regions 4A, 4B, and 5 were the areas severely affected by the typhoon. As of yesterday, the damages caused by ‘Nina’ amounted to P25.14 million for crops and P49 million for infrastructure.

Operations Department Manager Engr. Romeo M. Lopez said the initial report showed that about 3,540 hectares of lands and 3,818 farmers from 4A, 4B, and 5 were affected. Some of the damages in irrigation facilities include; counterfort, diversion works, canal lining, river embankment, protection works, etc.

PIDP extension gets ICC-CABCOM approval

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 14:11

 

NIA Central Office, Quezon City – A letter from National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee – Cabinet Committee (ICC-CABCOM) to National Irrigation Administration, on December 21, approved the requested ad referendum for Participatory Irrigation Development Project (PIDP). 

Approved requests include; (1) one-year and six months loan extension from February 27, 2017 to August 31, 2018, (2) reallocation of loan proceeds  amounting to USD 8.414 million, (3) increase in loan financing percentage for civil works from 72% to 100% and consulting services from 68% to 100%, (4) and revision in the results framework and appraisal document.

NEDA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia noted that the approval is critical given that PIDP significantly contributes to the delivery of NIA’s outcomes in terms of construction and restoration of irrigation facilities.

“PIDP also supports the attainment of NIA’s performance targets thru project financing that need urgent confirmation”, he added.

NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña welcomes the favorable decision of the committee. “Rest assured that NIA under my administration will provide necessary services and assistance within our mandate to respond to the needs of our farmers”, he said

AU, CHN diplomats pay courtesy call to new NIA Chief

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 12:45

 

(L) NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña meets (R) Commercial Counselor Jin Yuan from the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines.

National Irrigation Administration, Quezon City – Commercial Counselor Jin Yuan from the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines and Counselor Paul Hutchcroft from Australian Embassy in the Philippines, on separate time, met NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña at NIA Conference Room Quezon City, December 22.

Administrator Laviña was overwhelmed with the unprecedented visit of the two high ranking diplomats. The diplomats talked about the smooth future cooperation between their respective countries and the Philippines in the field of agriculture and irrigation.

NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña talks future cooperation with (R) Counselor Paul Hutchcroft of Australian Embassy.

They expressed their interest in supporting and helping the agency on upcoming irrigation projects that NIA will undertake in the coming years.

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Irrigation Chief eyes Nat’l Planning Conference
New NIA Administrator visits MARIIS and NIA-R02
NIA assesses damaged irrigation facilities
PIDP extension gets ICC-CABCOM approval
AU, CHN diplomats pay courtesy call to new NIA Chief