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ZDS IMO Conducts Basic Dam Safety Orientation

NIA Region IX – Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (IMO) conducted an orientation on Basic Dam Safety on February 8, 2023 at NIA Function Hall, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur.

Safety Dam Officer - Engr. Rey M. Pinatacan, also the Head of ZDS IMO Engineering Section spearheaded the said activity. The one-day training aimed to equip the technical staff particularly the Engineering, Operation, and Maintenance personnel of the IMO the necessary information to assess and better understand the aspects of dam safety.

The orientation was structured with series of presentations and hands-on activities such as case studies that covered various parts of dam safety, construction, operations and maintenance, and emergency planning and response.

It provided the participants the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills in real-life scenarios, and to share best practices in assessing dam safety and mitigating risks in order to ensure public safety.

Zamboangueño farmers happy to receive 3.5M worth of Irrigation Project

The ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-office of NIA Region IX headed by Engr. Robert Bernie L. Rada II officially turned-over Labuan Small Irrigation Project (SIP) Phase II to Campo Acacia 1 Irrigators Association Inc., during a Turn-over & Inauguration Ceremony held at barangay Labuan, Zamboanga City on February 3, 2023.

The Labuan SIP Phase II is funded under Small Irrigation Project (SIP) CY 2022. It has a total allocation of Php 3.5 Million which covers the construction of intake structure, reinforced concrete tanks, pipe laying and project facilities. This irrigation facility will irrigate approximately 60 hectares of agricultural land, benefitting 40 farmer families.

The event was graced by City Councilor & Committee on Agriculture Hon. Joselito "Lit-Lit" Macrohon; Hon. Councilor Jerome Santos representing Hon. Mayor John M. Dalipe; Mr. Henry Ong representing Hon. District I Congressman Khymer Adan T. Olaso;  Hon. Councilor Haidie Clarito representing the Barangay Labuan Chairman, and OCA representative Engr. Adrian Garito.

The activity was facilitated by the Institutional Unit headed by Head Ms. Leni S. Enriquez and Project-in-Charge Engr. Frazel S. Hassan together with other key personnel of ZAMBASULTA RSO.

On behalf of the association, IA President Amador Guimidam expressed his profound gratitude and utmost happiness upon receiving the irrigation system that they all wished for.

Courtesy Call of DA Philrice midsayap

Earlier today, representatives from Department of Agriculture-PhilRice Midsayap paid a courtesy call to Regional Manager Salome N. Layasan at NIA Region IX, Balintawak, Pagadian City.

DA-Philrice Midsayap represented by Research Science Analysts - Cheshire Faye Pagarigan and Sylvia Therese Quiring coordinated with NIA Region IX for their upcoming Communications Needs Assessment activity to be partcipated by various Irrigators Associations in the region.

Also present during the call is the Institutional Development Unit (IDU) Head of NIA-IX Ms. Rosie Lyn Bayawa and the Regional Federation of Irrigators Associations (RFIA) President, Mr. Alonto Marcaban.

Tungawan Farmers receive Pump Irrigation Project from NIA

TUNGAWAN, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY - The Zamboanga Sibugay Irrigation Management Officer (ZSIMO) of NIA Region IX formally turned-over Tungawan Pump Irrigation Project (PIP) in a Turn-over Ceremony held at Barangay Malungon, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The Tungawan PIP was turned over to Malungon Calonayan Irrigators Association, who will then take over the system's operation and maintenance.  The project can potentially  irrigate 20 hectares of farmland that will benefit 35 farmers and their families.