Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur – National Irrigation Administration Region 9 turned over Baking Small Irrigation Project (Baking SIP) to Baking Irrigators’ Association, Inc on February 18, 2021.
The project is located in Barangay Baking, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur. The construction was supervised by Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ZDS IMO) headed by Acting Manager Maritez I. Soria, and was successfully completed in accordance with the approved plans and specification.
Present during the turnover ceremony were ZDS IMO Institutional Section Head, Ms. Ann Maligro together with her Institutional Development Officers; Engr. Ruel Huwisca, Municipal Agricultural Officer; and Barangay Chairman, also IA President Hon. Rolando A. Langas, among others.
The completion of this 18-million Baking SIP fulfills the hope of 45 farmer-beneficiaries to have dependable irrigation water supply. The project can now irrigate 70 hectares of farmland in the municipality of Lakewood.