December 2023

12/13/2023 - 9:10am
12/29/2023 - 8:19am

NIA SIGNS 2 MOUS FOR IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT

December 13, 2023, 9:10 AM

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) enters into two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to fast-track irrigation development and utilization of NIA’s assets and irrigation projects for renewable energy development on December 7, 2023 at NIA Administrator’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Building B.

NIA Acting Administrator Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen and BPE Corporation (BPEC) President Mr. Jesus Francisco Gabriel T. Delgado signed the MOU on the conduct of feasibility study for the pilot installation of a micro-hydro power at the weir of Angat Maasim River Irrigation System (AMRIS) South Main Canal in the Municipality of Angat, Bulacan. The project is entitled “Project GENIHAR” or Generate-Irrigate-Harvest. The MOU signing denotes the joint effort of NIA and BPEC to optimize the utilization of irrigation water for renewable energy development.

Given the challenges brought by Climate Change, investing in renewable energy is the best option for sustainable development. With the signing of the said MOU, NIA and BPEC have strengthened their partnership and efforts to develop more economically viable, environmentally sensible, and socially responsible renewable energy projects in the years to come.

NIA Administrator Guillen also signed the MOU with China Railway Construction Corporation, Ltd. (CRCC), represented by its Legal Representative, Liao Jun. It symbolizes the collaborative efforts of the two parties to pursue Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives. With NIA’s pursuit in developing climate-smart, multipurpose irrigation systems, and in increasing irrigated areas to contribute in the overall agricultural productivity and attain food security, PPP is eyed to fast-track and expand irrigation development through private sector expertise.

NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Robert Victor G. Seares, Jr. witnessed the signing of two MOUs. BPEC Technical Head Aira Camille Turla, BPEC Executive Assistant Martin Buenconsejo, CRCC Deputy General Manager Wang Yulong, General Manager of Emerging Business Department Zhang Defeng, General Manager of CRCC 21 Bureau International Branch Yang Hongliang, and Deputy General Manager of CRCC 21 Bureau International Branch Liu Qingwen were present in the event.

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For inquiries and/or clarifications, you may contact:
EDEN VICTORIA C. SELVA
Department Manager A
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
Email: pais@nia.gov.ph
Landline: (02) 8921-3741
 
MOU SIGNING WITH BPE CORPORATION

From left to right: NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Robert Victor G. Seares, Jr., NIA Acting Administrator Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen, BPEC President Mr. Jesus Francisco Gabriel T. Delgado, BPEC Technical Head Aira Camille Turla, and BPEC Executive Assistant Martin Buenconsejo

MOU Signing with BPE Corporation

NIA Acting Administrator Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen (2nd from left) and China Railway Construction Corporation, Ltd. (CRCC) Legal Representative Liao Jun (2nd from left) during the MOU Signing to pursue Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives of NIA

MOU Signing to pursue Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives of NIA

PARTIAL EARTHQUAKE DAMAGES ON IRRIGATION INFRASTRUCURES REACH ₱109.49 MILLION

December 29, 2023, 8:19 AM

NIA Central Office - Immediately after the Magnitude 5.2 earthquake in Region VIII on November 20, 2023 and Magnitude 7.6 earthquake on December 2, 2023 in Caraga, NIA Acting Administrator Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen directed all NIA Regional Managers to conduct inventory and assessment of damages to irrigation infrastructures.

Based on the partial report submitted by NIA to the Office of DA Assistant Secretary for Operations dated December 13, 2023, the total estimated cost of damage/repair of infrastructure reached ₱109,493,000.00. It affected 7,241 hectares of agricultural land with 5,424 farmer-beneficiaries.

In Region VIII, the initial estimated cost of damages of Magnitude 5.2 earthquake was ₱46,000.00 in Samar National Irrigation Project (NIP), affecting 71 farmers tilling 271 hectares of farmland. The said irrigation project requires Emergency Works or remedial measures to immediately restore the service area and save the standing crops. 

On the other hand, NIA Caraga Regional Office recorded a partial cost of damages by Magnitude 7.6 earthquake amounting to ₱109,447,000.00. A total of 18 irrigation projects with a service area of 6,970 hectares and 5,353 farmer-beneficiaries were affected. These projects require repair works to restore facilities to the original form.

At present, NIA is currently conducting an evaluation on how to effectively address the challenge of repairing the affected irrigation systems/projects to secure unhampered delivery of irrigation service to the farmers.

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For inquiries and/or clarifications, you may contact:
EDEN VICTORIA C. SELVA
Department Manager A
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
Email: pais@nia.gov.ph
Landline: (02) 8921-3741