Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Tuesday, 13 April 2021 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
PBB Guidelines 2016
Click to Open
PIA Snapshot

PIA Online
One Mindanao eNewsmagazine
One Visayas eNewsletter
One Luzon eNewsmagazine
ST@R eNewsmagazine
PIA Members Only:
PMIS | PANP Phone Directory
PIAEA Corner:
Application | View PIAEA Site
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
PIA News Archive:
Information to Empower Filipinos
English NewsFoto ArchivesRegional WatchOFW Watch
FrontpageHeadlines by RegionNews ArchivePIA SpecialsICT News

PIA Press Release
Friday, January 06, 2012


Multiple benefits of Jalaur River project cited

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 6 (PIA6) -- The P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project-Stage II, once completed, will not only boost local rice production but will also yield other benefits which will contribute to the overall economic growth of Iloilo.

This project of the Department of Agriculture through the National Irrigation Administration is already on its the second phase. This will also generate 6.6 megawatts of power and additional potable water supply of 86,000 cubic meters a day for the province and city.

The project will also generate an additional 17,000 additional jobs during its construction period, pave the way for eco-tourism ventures, and create livelihood opportunities including inland fisheries.

The multi-billion-peso project will boost local production by providing year-round irrigation to about 32,000 hectares of farms that would benefit more than 700,000 farmers.

The project started, following the recent order of President Aquino for the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release an initial funding of P450 million.

It will be funded by a P8.95-B loan from the Export Import Bank of Korea and a P2.2-billion counterpart from the Philippine government.

The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Western Visayas also considers the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project as a priority project as it supports the agriculture modernization and competitiveness strategy of the 2011-2016 Regional Development Plan.

The Council chaired by Capiz Gov. Victor Tanco re-endorsed the project during its executive committee meeting in November of last year, which helped pave the way for its approval by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) at the Investment Coordinating Committee level. (JCM/JSC/PIA6)

Latest Stories
  • DOST project beneficiary produces biggest 'ulang' (R02)
  • Solar energy to light up 75 more houses in off-grid areas in NegOr (R07)
  • DA plans to use Mindanao program in Luzon (R11)
  • DSWD 1 marks its 61st anniversary celeb in February (R01)
  • 500 poor families get 'bags of blessing' (R06)
  • Close to 200 Negros Occidental police officers get promotion (R06)
  • NGO urges public to collect, propagate seeds to create native tree forests in CV (R07)
  • Police Information Officers receives commendation medals (R06)
  • DSWD brings Pantawid Pamilya program to Dumaguete City (R07)
  • LGU issues guidelines on use of municipal filling station (CAR)
  • NGO to hold free breast, cervical cancer screening (R07)
  • Aklan detainees trained on proper waste management (R06)
  • Hiligaynon news: DOLE 6 may bag-o nga direktor (R06)
  • Mangrove tree planting to highlight World Wetlands Day (R06)
  • Balikbayan finds ulang production profitable (R02)
  • Hiligaynon news: Impormasyon sa populasyon sa Iloilo nagapakita pagkinahanglan sa pagmanehar sing maayo (R06)
  • Various activities to mark World Wetlands Day in Iloilo (R06)
  • Tagalog News: Tapul Reef, ipinapadeklarang fish sanctuary (MIM)
  • Hiligaynon news: Alert Level sa Yemen napanubo sa level 2 DFA (R06)
  • P118-M worth of Infra projects implemented by Dipolog in 2011 (R09)
    GOOD NEWS Series
    PIA Special Sites:

    ASEAN Philippines

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines