NIA-Bicol completes 77 projects for rice sufficiency; earns PHP56.7M in 2015

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.

NIA Getting closer to full Irrigation Coverage of Catanduanes Rice Farms


Over 85 percent, representing 3,215 hectares of rice farms in Catanduanes, is already covered by government-provided irrigation facilities, leaving only 555 hectares of the island-province’s potential irrigable area needing a stable supply of water, according to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).


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