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NIA Region IX turns-over Lumpanac CIS in Zamboanga Sibugay

Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay – National Irrigation Administration IX turned-over Lumpanac Communal Irrigation System (CIS) to Tiholan Farmers Irrigators Association, Inc. on May 14, 2021 at Brgy. Lumpanac, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The project costs 7-million which consists of construction of Drainage System, Protection dike, and Slope Protection. The irrigation system gets its water source from Lumpanac Creek and is now able to distribute and supply irrigation water to about 90 hectares of agricultural land in the barangay.

The turn-over ceremony was graced by Regional Manager Manuel L. Rañeses together with Engr. Girlie M. Detalla, Acting Manager of Zamboanga Sibugay IMO, Lumpanac Brgy Chairman Hon. Paul John C. Cunting, IA Officials headed by President Monico M. Pupuri, IA members and NIA-9 personnel.

During his speech, RM Rañeses shared his insights on how to properly operate and maintain the CIS, and advised to take care of the project and to immediately repair minor damages to avoid bigger problems along the way . He added that NIA-9 will be there to offer help even if the CIS will be devolved to the LGU in the future. Moreover, Acting Manager Detalla emphasized the importance of having a strong association in order for the farmer group to thrive and prosper. She motivated the association to unite for them to reach their goals and potentials.

On the other hand, IA President Pupuri was overwhelmed being visited by the Regional Manager for the first time. The association as well as the LGU is thankful to NIA for their support in irrigation and farming. They vowed to take the challenge in improving their association so that they will be able to enjoy the benefits of the government given to well performing associations.

 

6 Barangays of Zamboanga del Sur to receive new irrigation projects from NIA this year

The Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ZDS IMO) of NIA Region 9 conducted its 1st batch of mass Pre-construction Conference and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing to six (6) barangays under Zamboanga del Sur to benefit from the new irrigation projects of NIA-9 for CY 2021. The activity was held at KCCP Hotel and Convention Center, Pagadian City on May 7, 2021.

The 1st batch of barangays from ZDS to work with NIA for the new irrigation projects are the following:

1. Manga 1, Pagadian City – Project Cost: 5M; Irrigable area: 10 has

2. Lourdes, Pagadian City – Project Cost: 5M; Irrigable area: 20 has

3. Ditoray, Pagadian City – Project Cost: 7.1M; Irrigable area: 10 has

4. Canunan Balongating CIS Extn, Baloboan, Dumalinao – Project Cost: 10M; Irrigable area: 30 has;

5. Bobuan, Bayog – Project Cost: 10M; Irrigable area: 30 has

6. Katipunan CIS Extn, Ramon Magsaysay– Project Cost: 10M; Irrigable area: 30 has

These 47.1 million worth of irrigation projects will irrigate an additional of more or less 130 hectares of agricultural land which will surely increase the yield of our farmers, thus increasing the rice sufficiency of the whole province.

Present during the activity are Hon. Leonilo Boringa, Municapal Mayor of Ramon Magsaysay, ZDS; Hon. Junaflor Sweet Cerilles, Mun. Mayor of Dumalinao. ZDS; Hon. Celso Matias, Mun. Mayor of Bayog; and Hon. Fernando Pameron, City Councilor, Pagadian City. All the local chief executives expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the agency and committed to give their full support throughout the project implementation.

As beneficiaries of these projects , the Irrigators Associations leaders and members are much more grateful as these will give hope for them to be able to produce more for their families and for the community who mainly rely on their harvest.

 

NIA releases Operations Subsidy to IAs of Guipos

The Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (IMO) of NIA Region 9 released Operation Subsidy for Dry Season Crop 2021 to six (6) Irrigators Associations of Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur on May 03, 2021.

The following IAs received the following amount to aid in their operation and maintenance expenses:

1. Balocan IA, Inc. - Php44,400.00.

2. Kawayan-Guipos IA, Inc. - Php23,350.50.

3. Primatell IA, Inc. - Php12, 250.50.

4. Sekabada IA, Inc. - Php6,000.00

5. Bogwac Highway Communal IA, Inc. - Php6,000.00

6. IA OF Brgy. Pob. Guipos, Inc. - Php2,550.00.

Zamboanga City IA participates in Quality Enhancement Skills Training

30 members of Lumayang Irrigators Association, Inc. of Zamboanga City benefitted from the three-day Quality Enhancement Skills Training on Virgin Coconut Oil hosted by DTI-CARP and Coconut Industry last February 3-5, 2021 at Purok 5, Lumayang, Zamboanga City.

The activity was initiated in partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority. It was done through series of lectures and demonstration by technical experts Mr. Arsenio Laput and Ms. Ma Rita L. Molin. The IA was trained on the village-level processing technology, general operation requirements, basic costing and operation and maintenance procedures using coco by-products focusing on virgin coconut oil.

At the end of the three-day event, the training certainly gave awareness on social transformation, anchoring on different range of concern especially on developing skills of our farmers.

The officials along with other members of Lumayang IA expressed their utmost gratitude for all the learnings they gained and had pledged to share the learnt skills not only with their families but with their community as well.

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