NIA, Quezon City – NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña welcomes the request from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Cambodia’s River Basin Water Resources Utilization Project (RBWRU) to gather information about water resources management in the country.
The letter specified that said information will serve as inputs to the design of the proposed Third-Country Training Program of JICA Cambodia’s RBWRU. The team is expected to visit the country on January 17-18, 2017.
They also wanted to see the Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems (UPRIIS) in Nueva, Ecija to know the current situation on Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of National Irrigation Systems (NIS) in the country.
Administrator Laviña is very open to coordinate with other agencies from neighboring countries as it will expose the country in international trend on irrigation and agriculture sector. He said that the visit is in time with the scheduled hosting of the Philippines for ASEAN Unity this year.
JICA Cambodia has been supporting the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) through the implementation of RBWRU since 2014. The project aims to establish coordination mechanism for water resources utilization in the target river basins in Cambodia.