Dar batting for control of irrigation agency   

THE NATIONAL Irrigation Administration (NIA) needs to be under the control of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in order to expand irrigation coverage.    “Meron kaming proposal na kung puwede, kung mamarapatin po ng mahal na Pangulo, ay ilipat na sa DA itong NIA (We have a proposal, which I hope the President approves, to transfer NIA to the DA) because water is agriculture. Agriculture is life,” Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said in a television appearance Tuesday.    Mr. Dar said the Philippines has […]

MinDA to aid LGUs in acquiring solar-powered water systems

THE MINDANAO Development Authority (MinDA) said it will help local government units (LGUs) adopt solar-powered water systems for drinking and irrigation. MinDA Chairman Emmanuel F. Piñol said each solar-powered water generation system unit can provide irrigation water for up to 100 hectares of farm area, depending on the water source, and also for drinking.   […]

P46.9M worth of irrigation projects completed in Camariñes Sur  

IRRIGATION projects totaling P46.92 million were recently inaugurated in Camariñes Sur, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said.    NIA, in a statement on Monday, said it launched on July 28 to 29 the following: P26.16 million Pump House and Farm Pond at Tigman-Hinagyanan-Inarihan River Irrigation System in the town of Calabanga; P14.08 million Punta Diamante Pump Irrigation System in the town of Canaman; and P6.69 million […]