Occidental Mindoro - National Irrigation Administration (NIA) – Occidental Mindoro Irrigation Management Office (OMIMO), headed by Division Manager Raymundo L. Calusin, initiated a coordination meeting with Mayor Cesar M. Tria Jr., of Magsaysay last August 1, 2023, to discuss important projects that the Local Government Unit (LGU) of the said municipality initially requested to NIA. The meeting involved the discussion of the provision of Solar Pump Irrigation, and Concreting and Re-gravelling of Service Roads/Farm-to-Market Road.
During the meeting, Mayor Tria mentioned the service road in Brgy. Gapasan are ungravelled which makes transporting agricultural products difficult for farmers. Division Manager Calusin, together with Senior Engineer Emelito V. Urriquia, acknowledged the importance of a well-functioning service road and informed that the proposed concrete road was already included in the National Expenditure Program (NEP) CY 2024 with a proposed budget of P2M. Additionally, NIA-OMIMO promised to check potential funding options for supplying solar-powered pumps for CY 2024 to the farmers of Brgy. Gapasan and Sitio Cawit.
Both parties, with the support of NIA MIMAROPA Acting Regional Manager Ronilio M. Cervantes, will commit to collaborating closely to ensure the successful implementation of these infrastructure projects. Mayor Tria expressed gratitude to NIA-OMIMO for their unwavering dedication and support in providing assistance to the agricultural sector of Magsaysay.