National Irrigation Region IV-A
BULALO SIP TO IRRIGATE AGRICULTURAL LANDS IN TAGAYTAY CITY.
July 27, 2021 – The NIA Senior Deputy Administrator (SDA) Gen. Abraham B. Bagasin led the turnover ceremony of Bulalo Small Irrigation Project in Brgy. Iruhin East, Tagaytay City, Cavite.
The project was turned-over to the Bulalo Damayan Irrigators Association Inc. headed by the IA President Mr. Fernando Burazon, for its operation and maintenance.
In his speech, SDA Bagasin shared the importance of inter-agency coordination in completing various irrigation projects nationwide. He said that these projects are for the benefits of the farmers and contribution to agricultural development.
"Nagpapasalamat kami sa ating mga LGUs na talagang sumusuporta sa ating mga proyekto. Hindi magiging matagumpay ang mga ganitong proyekto ng pamahalaan kung wala ang suporta ng ating mga kasamahan sa Provincial, District, at Local Governments", he added.
The Bulalo SIP is set to irrigate a total of 15 hectares of agricultural lands in Tagaytay City that will benefit 34 farmers in the said municipality. The locally funded project amounting to P6,000,000 targets to promote rice self-sufficiency in the city of Tagaytay, improve the average cropping intensity and provide irrigation water to paddy fields during wet and dry seasons.
NIA IV-A Regional Manager highlighted the great potential of agriculture in its contribution to economic development. He even cited that the Agency is not only focusing on irrigating rice lands but also to our agri lands catering diversified crops/high value crops.
"Isa ang proyekto na ito sa tinatawag natin modernization effort ng ating mga irrigation facilities. Ang Solar Irrigation Project na ito ay malaki ang maitutulong sa ating mga magsasaka para mabawasan ang kanilang gastos sa pagsasaka, sapagkat hindi na sila gagastos pa sa gasolina para mapatakbo nila ang kanilang mga water pumps", he said.
The construction of the project was finalized in accordance with NIA Engineering Standards which includes project facilities such as two water tanks, solar pump facilities, pipeline and fittings and other accessories.
In a simple turnover ceremony following the safety protocols in the area, NIA Top Management, Region IV-A and Irrigation Management Office (IMO) Heads and Staff, Local Government Units (LGU) and IA Officers were present and were able to show their gratitude for the completion of the project.