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NIA Quezon City - The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) entered and signed into a contract amounting to Php 119,452,990.53 on Tuesday, January 27, with New Kanlaon Construction, Inc. for the one-year construction of the Quipot Main Canal and its appurtenant structures. The Quipot Main Canal is one of the essential major components of the Quipot River Irrigation Project (QRIP).


NIA Administrator Florencio F. Padernal greets New Kanlaon Construction, Inc. President and CEO Antonio Evangelista, the contractor for the construction of Quipot Main Canal and appurtenant structures, during the Pre-Construction Meeting for the project on January 27.


This contract entered into by the agency is part of the continuing efforts to finally complete QRIP in line with its goal to contribute in increasing the country's agricultural productivity through irrigation.

Leading the contract signing, which was done during the Pre-Construction meeting for the project, is Administrator Florencio F. Padernal. It is part of Padernal's efforts to ensure fast implementation of irrigation projects in the country. Representing New Kanlaon Construction, Inc. is its President and CEO Antonio S. Evangelista and Vice President for Property Division Ma. Cristina E. Chung.

Also present during the contract signing and representing NIA were NIA Senior Deputy Administrator and BAC Chairman Felix M. Razo, NIA Region 4A Manager William P. Ragodon, Legal Services Department Manager and concurrent Board Secretary Atty. Genever M. Dionio, Financial Management Department Manager Rebecca C. Malazarte, Engineering Department OIC Engr. Lydia Esguerra, Quezon Irrigation Management Office Chief Engr. Romy M. Lopez, and Engr. Lily Mascariñas of Design and Specifications Division.

QRIP, which started in 2012, aims to provide irrigation water, provide local employment, and increase agricultural productivity in the municipalities of Tiaong, Sariaya, and Candelaria in Quezon and San Juan in Batangas. Upon completion, it is expected to irrigate 3,500 hectares of farmland benefitting around 2,073 farmers.

NIA Officials led by Dr. Florencio Padernal (standing, 4th from L) witness the contract signing for the construction of Quipot Main Canal and its appurtenant structures on January 27, 2014 held at the NIA Central Office in Quezon City. In the photo are: (standing L-R) Engr. Lily Mascariñas, Engr. Lydia Esguerra, Atty. Gene Dionio, Dr. Padernal, Engr. William Ragodon, and Engr. Romy Lopez. (seated, L-R) Ms. Ma. Cristina Chung, Mr. Antonio Evangelista, Engr. Felix Razo, and Ms. Rebecca Malazarte.

Thursday, January 29, 2015