NIA AND DPWH CONVERGE ITS PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS FOR SUSTAINABLE FARMING IN THE REGION

Region VIII—The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) convened on July 17, 2023 to discuss matters relative to repair, rehabilitation, and preventing degradation of irrigation facilities, seeking the technical assistance and resources of the DPWH.

Based on the proposed projects that would be implemented in partnership with the DPWH, as presented by Engr. Conrado M. Samson, expected interventions include the construction of sabo dams, flood control, and improvement of service roads.

NIA Acting Administrator Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen, being the “Father of Convergence”, emphasizes that these initiatives will help among Government Agencies to complement projects and programs to maximize resources. Thus, attaining our sustainable development goals.

The meeting was spearheaded by the NIA VIII Regional Manager, Engr. Ruby C. Tuan, Jr., and attended by all District Engineers under the provinces of Northern Leyte, and Southern Leyte.