NIA okays Tarlac project

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THE National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has officially signed the contract for the construction of Balog-Balog North main canal and its related structures to improve irrigation services in major agriculture areas in Tarlac province. NIA Administrator Florencio Padernal said the P345.2 million project will irrigate about 39,150 hectares of agricultural land to be undertaken by Lorenzo Construction and Development Corporation.The canal will serve at least eight municipalities in Tarlac including Concepcion, Gerona, Pura, Ramos, Paniqui, La Paz, Victoria and the City of Tarlac.Balog-Balog Multipurpose Project is a 113-meter high earth- and rock-filled dam with storage capacity of 625 million cubic meters. It similarly foresees to mitigate flooding in low-lying areas and provide the upland communities with the opportunity to engage in inland fish production, and potential power generation.

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