25.2 C
Manila
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Home News Regions NIA inaugurates newly rehabilitated Palawan irrigation system

NIA inaugurates newly rehabilitated Palawan irrigation system

 

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has inaugurated the newly rehabilitated Malatgao River Irrigation System (Malatgao RIS) that will benefit 1,585 farmers in two municipalit ies in Palawan. In a statement on Thursday, the agency said Cabinet Secretary and NIA Board Chairman Karlo Alexei Nograles led the inauguration of the P189.36-million rehabilitated Malatgao RIS, as well as the turnover of farm facilities in the municipalities of Narra and Aborlan. “The project is expected to provide timely and reliable irrigation service to 3,014.73 hectares of agricultural land… benefitting 1,585 farmers and their families,” NIA said. The Malatgao RIS is under the National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project funded through a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency. According to NIA, the rehabilitation works of Malatgao RIS involved three diversion dams, 25.26 kilometers of concrete canal lining, 23.77 kilometers of gravel surfacing, 42 canal structures, one drainage structure, 55 turnout structures, nine IA office buildings and two IA offices with support facilities.


US cancels de la Rosa’s visa

SEN. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Wednesday confirmed that the United States had canceled his visa. The senator said he wrote to the US Embassy in...

Lawyers press release of Huawei exec facing extradition to US

VANCOUVER: Lawyers for a senior Chinese telecoms executive seeking to avoid extradition to the United States pressed on Tuesday for her release while stepping...

North Korea to ban tourists over China virus

SEOUL: North Korea will ban foreign tourists to protect itself against a new SARS-like virus that has claimed at least nine lives in China...

Any constitutional amendment must be for the good of the people

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said that he would only support constitutional amendments if these changes are for the good of the Filipino people. "The...

5 in 10 Pinoys expect Duterte to deliver most of his promises – SWS

More than half of Filipinos believe that President Rodrigo Duterte will fulfill most, if not all, of his campaign promises, according to the latest...

Today’s Front Page January 23, 2020

Today’s Front Page January 23, 2020