NIA-3 holds consultations on irrigation projects
THE NATIONAL Irrigation Administration (NIA) Region 3 office held a forum with stakeholders in San Fernando, Pampanga on Feb. 9 as part of a series of discussions for ensuring transparency in project implementation. In a statement released by the NIA head office, Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya said the event was intended to update Pampanga’s farmers on irrigation facilities and ongoing projects as well as gather feedback and recommendations. Pampanga represents 18% or 52,102.58 hectares of the total potential irrigable areas in the Central Luzon Region, with a total developed area of 158,146 hectares. Based on the 2017 Rice Production Output, the province contributed 6% or 280,000 metric tons of the incremental rice production of the country.
>> See related story New law gives free irrigation for farmers on https://goo.gl/znB8D2