November 10 - The Mahanadiong Pump Irrigation Project (PIP) is now ready to irrigate 12 hectares of agricultural lands in Brgy. Mahanadiong, Taysan, Batangas.
Started last March 30, 2023, the project is set to benefit 21 farmers of Mahanadiong Taysan Batangas Farmers Irrigators Association Inc. “Kami po ng aking mga kasamahan ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa NIA para po sa ibinigay na proyektong ito na patubig para sa aming mga magsasaka”, said IA President Mr. Dennis Marquez.
Engr. Marivic R. Dinglasan, Sr. Engineer A, highlighted the essence of strong partnership with the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the implementation of irrigation projects. The Project-In-Charge Engr. Benjamin L. Santos Jr. discussed the details of the project. He pointed out the importance of the IAs' role in securing the smooth operations of the irrigation system.
NIA Cavite-Batangas IMO Manager Engr. Romulo M. Angeles shared that the Agency will continue its effort to support the agriculture sector to address the food security of the region. “Pakiusap ko lang po na huwag pag-aawayan ang patubig, lahat po ay magbigayan at mabe-benipisyuhan. May mga solusyon po ang mga suliranin na kakaharapin natin. Paki-ingatan at alagaan nyo po ito,”he ended.
Highlights of the event include the ceremonial turn-over of the symbolic key, ribbon cutting, and signing of turnover documents. During the occasion, officials from NIA, Municipal Agriculture Office, LGU of Taysan and the Irrigators Association were present. | K. Oliveros