Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 09:15

July 21, 2021 – Farmers in Quezon province will now enjoy sufficient irrigation water as the National Irrigation Administration, led by NIA Administrator Ricardo Visaya, inaugurates the Quipot Irrigation Project located in Tiaong Quezon.

The partial turnover is set to irrigate some 1,815 hectares of agricultural lands in Quezon Area through its Lateral A1- Extra. This will initially benefit a total of 1,151 farmers in various barangays in said municipality.

NIA IV-A Regional Manager Romeo Lopez, in his speech, highlights the potential of the project to improve agricultural productivity not only in Quezon province but in CALABARZON as a whole. RM Lopez expresses his gratitude to Irrigators Associations and Local Government Units (LGUs), who one way or another, played a vital role in the realization of the project.

“Ang inauguration at partial turnover ng Quipot Irrigation Project dito sa probinsya ng Quezon ay resulta ng patuloy na layunin ng Ahensya na makapagbigay ng maayos na patubig sa ating mga sakahan. Ito rin ay naging posible sa pamamagitan ng maayos na koordinasyon natin sa ating mga stakeholders kabilang diyan ang ating Provincial Government Unit, District Representative, at Local Government Units.”, he added.

Once fully completed, the locally funded project amounting to Php-1.4 billion targets to promote rice self-sufficiency in the four (4) municipalities in Quezon including Tiaong, San Antonio, Candelaria, and Sariaya and two (2) municipalities in Batangas province namely San Juan and Rosario.

“Nalaman nga po natin na medyo natagalan ang proyektong to bago mapakinabangan ng ating mga magsasaka. Pero ngayon nakikita na natin na unti-unti napapatubigan na natin ang mga sakahan dito sa Quezon province.”, said NIA Administrator Ricardo Visaya.

He shared that this endeavor was made possible through the instruction of President Rodrigo Duterte to fast-track project construction and implementation with its Build Build Build program.

The project’s primary objective is to provide year-round irrigation water to 2,800 hectares of paddy fields during wet and dry seasons.

Its main features are the construction of diversion works, irrigation facilities and access/service roads. It has an estimated water discharge of 5.95 cu.m. per second with a height and crest length of 5.50m and 50.3m. respectively.

Further, the Provincial and Local Government Units officials express their gratitude to NIA in pursuing this vital project in attaining rice productivity in the region. They further extend support on the upcoming irrigation projects of the Agency within the province.

“Makakaasa po kayo na susuporta kami sa layinin ng NIA na makapagpatubig dito sa probinsya. Kayo po ang magsisilbing technical namin kapag nagpatuloy na po ang pag devolve ng ating mga Communal Irrigation Systems (CIS) sa ating mga lokal na pamahalaan”, said Engr. Rowell Q. Radovan (Office of the Provincial Governor)

A Family Model Farm in Sta. Maria Laguna

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 15:15

A Family Model Farm in Sta. Maria Laguna is now ready to serve the farmers in the area after the successful test run and final inspection conducted by NIA Regional Office and Laguna-Rizal IMO.

The Model farm was designed to cater High Value Crops. It features 400 sq.m Open Field demo farm and 200 sq.m Greenhouse.

It is the second family model farm in CALABARZON constructed and supervised by the Agency. The first Family Model Farm is situated in Alabat, Quezon to which farmers are now harvesting various crops.


Friday, July 16, 2021 - 15:15

RESBAKUNA TIME! NIA IV-A employees got their first jab of Covid-19 Vaccine in coordination with Pila, Laguna Local Government Unit. Government employees fall under A4 Category of covid-19 priority list

Dao Small Irrigation Project (SIP) located at Brgy. Dao, Balayan, Batangas is now ready to irrigate farmlands in the area

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 11:30

PROJECT COMPLETED! The Dao Small Irrigation Project (SIP) located at Brgy. Dao, Balayan, Batangas is now ready to irrigate farmlands in the area.

The project was turned-over to Dao Balayan Farmers Irrigators Association for its operation and maintenance last July 6,2021.

The project pegged at PHP 6-million will irrigate a total of 15 hectares pf agricultural lands within the area benefitting 27 farmers. Aside from rice, various crops are planted in their fields such as tomatoes, eggplant and petchay.

Batangas 1st District Representative Cong. Eileen Ermita showed her gratitude to NIA assured their continuous support to the farmers of Balayan.

“Hinihiling natin na madagdagan pa ang proyekto ng NIA sa bayan ng Balayan at 100% ang suporta ko sa mga farmers ng Balayan”, said the Mayor Emmanuel Fronda of Balayan, Batangas

Details of the completed project were presented by Engr. Nino Ordanel of NIA CBIMO. The Irrigators Association were glad to finally use the irrigation project.

“Gagawin namin ang mga itinuro sa amin ng NIA tungkol sa solar at hihikayatin pa ang ibang farmers na may tanim ng tubo na magdivert sa high value crops”, IA President Reynaldo Julongbayan said.

The simple turn-over ceremony were attended by NIA heads and staff, Balayan Batangas LGU and IAs.