NIA ACCELERATES P886 MILLION IBATO-IRAAN SRIP IN ABORLAN, PALAWAN, SET TO BENEFIT HUNDREDS OF FARMERS

Aborlan, Palawan - In line with the strategic policy agenda of National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Administrator Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen, NIA MIMAROPA Regional Manager Ronilio M. Cervantes is accelerating the progress of the Ibato-Iraan Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP) worth P886 million, situated in Aborlan, Palawan.

This move stands to bring immediate irrigation service to 425 farmer-beneficiaries by enhancing crop yield, increasing income levels, and improving the living conditions of the Ibato-Iraan Farmers Irrigators Association (IA).

Regional Manager Cervantes together with Palawan Irrigation Management Office (IMO) Division Manager Armando L. Flores, Project Engr. Gil C. Padua, MIMAROPA engineering staff, and the management and engineering team of Green Asia Development Corporation conducted a thorough on-site evaluation of the Agency’s big-ticket project in Palawan. The primary aim was to assess technical improvements and ensure all work stages met the pre-set timelines and objectives.

The Ibato Iraan SRIP, scheduled for completion within the year, is poised to provide irrigation services to an expansive 1,072 hectares of farmland land in town. This is expected to boost agricultural output and empower farmers to generate more food.

The NIA MIMAROPA recognizes the urgency of this project given its potential impact on food security and its economic benefits through enhanced infrastructure and services.