By Shiela Mae Butlig
National Irrigation Administration-10 turned over some P152,265 million worth of irrigation projects in the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, and Bukidnon, yesterday.
The turn over ceremony was attended by NIA Administrator Ricardo Visaya.
Visaya said the administration is looking forward on implementing more projects for the farmers in 2020 and asked the patience of each farmer here.
“We are serious in implementing the projects of (the administration). Napakaimportante nang tubig na i-distribute natin sa ating mga farmers,” said Visaya.
These P152 million worth of projects for these three provinces are composed of 15 completed projects.
Here in Misamis Oriental, Barangay Umagos in Lagonglong received a project allocation worth P30 million for their irrigation project given to Lagonglong Communal Irrigation Federation of Farmers Association, Inc.
Among the other irrigation areas in Misamis Orienta that received such projects are Barangay Kidampas, Sugbongcogon; Barangay Poblacion, Cabanlantian, Manticao; Barangay Lourdes in Alubijid; Barangay Bal-ason of Gingoog City; Barangay Kibungsod in Magsaysay; and Barangay Malinao in Gingoog City.
All these irrigation areas in the province has been allocated with P83 million which is targeting to benefit over 444 farmers-beneficiaries with a service area of 892 hectares.
The projects are newly constructed communal irrigation and repair and rehabilitations of existing communal irrigation systems.