NIA, Benguet PLGU turn over 9 irrigation projects to farmers
Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas and National Irrigation Administration-CAR Regional Manager Benito Espique, Jr. on Thursday, April 21, led the turn-over of nine irrigation projects to different irrigators’ associations in the province at the Benguet Sports Complex in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.These projects were funded by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and the Provincial Government of Benguet.The nine projects have a total cost of over P36 million pesos of which P27.9 million came from NIA. The remaining was counter-funded by the Provincial LGU with P8.2 million.These irrigation projects are now serving a total of 205 hectares of farmland benefiting 310 farmers in five municipalities.Earlier, Governor Diclas sent the Provincial Project Monitoring Committee headed by Fidela Luis, Provincial Planning Development Coordinator, to assess other irrigation projects funded by same agencies to check if they are okay to be turned over to the end-users. Recommendations were already sent to the contractors for appropriate action.Also present during the turn-over ceremony were Vice Governor Johnny Waguis, Board Member Roberto Canuto, and other local officials and barangay captains of the five municipalities.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kapangan ABC President and Barangay Captain of Datakan Hon. Jefrey Batinay Marcelo. A true public servant and a brilliant leader.He will always be remembered for his great service.
Driven by its mission: Ensure Improvement of Quality of Life in Benguet, the Province of Benguet obtained a human development index of 0.883 in 2009. The province of Benguet promises its constituents high age expectancy, accessible high caliber education and more than sufficient way of living. This, however, can't be achieved without the help of its people.
The cultural beliefs and innate characteristics of the people made it possible for them to strive and develop higher quality of life without destroying the cradle that they live in.