NIA-R9 Inaugurates 1st Solar Pump Irrigation in Zamboanga del Norte

June 24, 2022 | The NIA-Zamboanga del Norte Regional Sub-Office Region-IX inaugurates and turn-over the first completed innovative Solar Pump Irrigation Project in Zamboanga del Norte to the beneficiaries of Samahang Magsasaka ng Malugas Irrigators Association with a total amount of Php6,800,000.00.

The newly accomplished Malugas Solar Pump Irrigation Project located at Brgy. Malugas, Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte was composed of two (2) units pump house with reservoir, four (4) units surface type solar pump, one (1) unit solar submersible pump and 285meters canalization which is now fully operational to irrigate the 42 hectares with 38 farmers beneficiaries of Samahang Magsasaka ng Malugas IA headed by IA President Mr. Virginio D. Mawile. This ceremony was graced by the Acting Manager of NIA-ZDNRSO Engr. Wilson Cabarales, together with him were the NIA-Reg9 Supervising IDO Ms. Rosie Lyn Bayawa, NIA-ZDNRSO Engineering Unit Head Engr. Rex Armentia, NIA-ZDNRSO IDS Head Mr. Dionisio Solutorio. The said activity was made successfully through the effort and supervision of Project In-charge Jessreel Intic and IDO Vincent Caboverde, and all BOTs and Officers of Samahang Magsasaka ng Malugas IA.

The beneficiaries of the project expressed their heartfelt gratitude as they willingly received the full responsibility in managing, operating and maintaining the good services of the irrigation project in providing efficient, effective and sustainable irrigation water to the farmers.