The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) will rebid the P326-million irrigation project in Aborlan, Palawan this September 2019 according to NIA Administrator Ricardo R Visaya. This is the Ibato-Iraan Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP).
The said project is a zone earthfill dam with a reservoir storage capacity of 2.388 MCM which will irrigate about 860 hectares of farmlands in the four barangays of Sagpangan, Ibato, Iraan and Maligaya. The source of water will come from Ibato and Iraan River.
Super Typhoon Yolanda was one of the most powerful and strongest storms ever recorded which incurred the most devastating damages not just in the Philippines but in Southeast Asia. In our country, aside from Tacloban City, municipalities of Coron and Busuanga in Palawan were also heavily damaged. Around 360 hectares and 201 farmer beneficiaries were affected by the said typhoon. The total damage to irrigation facilities amounted to 10.5 million pesos.
Farmer’s Point of View