1,585 farmers to benefit from Palawan’s newly rehabilitated irrigation system
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) recently inaugurated the newly rehabilitated Malatgao River Irrigation System (Malatgao RIS) in Palawan, which is seen to benefit as much as 1,585 farmers.
As part of this, NIA also turned over nine units of Irrigators Association (IA) Building and two units of combined IA offices and post-harvest facilities.
NIA said the irrigation system project was done under the National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP), which is funded through a grant from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) amounting to P189 million.
The rehabilitation works particularly 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.
The project is expected to provide timely and reliable irrigation service to 3,014.73 hectares of agricultural land in the Municipalities of Narra and Aborlan.