NIA orders inspection of dams, irrigation infra
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has ordered the nationwide inspection on all the dams and irrigation infrastructure to ensure public’s safety, while also threatening to suspend contractors who will use substandard materials or deviate from the designs of the infrastructure projects.
NIA said in a statement that will undertake a thorough inspection of its dams and other irrigation infrastructures to check on their structural integrity and safety following earthquakes and typhoons.
Irrigation Chief Peter Tiu Laviña called on the inspection nationwide to ensure the safety of the irrigation systems and communities near and around NIA facilities.
“I will order that the construction of NIA projects should adhere to strict quality standards,” he said. (MBM)