NVizcaya farmers receive P2.5 million for irrigation projects
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (16 October) -- Farmers in the province recently received P2.5 million from the provincial government here as assistance in rehabilitating their irrigation systems.
The assistance was taken from the P4 million allocation of the province for the maintenance of irrigation system program under the 2006 20% development fund.
Engr. Jose Dennis Naui, provincial engineer said they have already undertaken validation and assessment activities for the development and repair of the irrigation systems.
Naui said the provincial government will provide cement. Steel bars, boulders. Gabion materials and fuel while the labor costs shall be shouldered by the irrigators’ associations as their counterpart.
Naui said at least 35 irrigation systems are being lined up for repair and development works which is in addition to the 54 communal irrigation systems maintained, rehabilitated and improved last year.
Naui said the assistance was approved inorder to relieve the farmers from the burden of shouldering the funds for the repair of their irrigation systems. (PIA NVizcaya) [top]