The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) held the 2nd Irrigators Associations (IAs) Congress on June 6, 2017 at the Villa Caceres Hotel in Naga City, which was participated in by some 200 IA leaders from the six Bicol provinces.
The Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) celebrates its 10th year of implementation in June. As the ARTA lead implementer, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) enjoins all government agencies and the general public to join the fight against red tape and corruption.
He came, he saw, he conquered in a snap the hearts of Bicolano and Bicolana officials and employees of NIA Bicol the first time he set foot in its regional office as its new director one September morning in 2014.
Built in the early 1980’s, THIRIS, formerly known as the Naga-Calabanga Irrigation Project under the then National Irrigation Administration Bicol River Basin Irrigation Development Project (NIA-BRBIDP) sought to address rural poverty in the four towns of Calabanga, Bombon, Magarao, Canaman, all in the province of Camarines Sur.
Mandated to provide timely and efficient irrigation service to farmers, the NIA in the Bicol region covers the six provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, and the island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.
NAGA CITY --- Some 80 farmers in Polangui, Albay are now enjoying the benefit of a newly completed pump irrigation system constructed by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) worth P 13.6 million, which now irrigates 105 hectares of formerly rainfed rice farms.
NAGA CITY — The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Bicol regional office has completed 77 projects representing a 74.24 percent physical accomplishment and collected P56.7 million in irrigation fees and other income in 2015.
Director Vicente R. Vicmudo, NIA Bicol regional manager said the 77 completed irrigation projects are located in: Albay (25); Camarines Norte (7); Camarines Sur (17); Masbate (5); and Sorsogon (23).
LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 8 (PNA) -- Amid challenges on how to improve and sustain the rice production program in Bicol, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has stepped up its irrigation projects to provide water systems to thousands of hectares of rice farms across the region.
The NIA said at least 77 irrigation facilities were built, repaired and maintained, according to Ed Yu, NIA regional spokesperson.