NIA or­ders in­spec­tion of dams, ir­ri­ga­tion in­fra

Manila Bulletin - - Business News -

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)

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