The National Irrigation Administration Region 9 headed by Acting Regional Manager Salome N. Layasan together with her Division Manager for Engineering and Operations, Maritez I. Soria; ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-office Manager Robert Berni L. Rada II,' and other key officers of NIA-9 paid a courtesy call to the Governor of Tawi-Tawi Province – Hon. Yshmael I. Sali at Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on June 15, 2022.
NIA-9 was welcomed by the Provincial Administrator of Tawi-Tawi, Mr. Mobin N. Gampal, on behalf of the Provincial Governor who was on another engagement.
During the meeting, ZAMBASULTA Manager Rada presented a brief information pertaining to NIA’s irrigation projects in the province.
Administrator Gampal delivered the message of the Governor and expressed his enthusiasm to national projects given to them such as NIA’s. He also explained the traditional practices and perceptions of the people of Tawi-Tawi that gave the agency a better insight in implementing its projects more effectively.
The session ended with hopes to a more strengthened partnership with the local government in providing sustainable and inclusive development in the Province of Tawi-Tawi.