TABUK CITY, KALINGA – The NIA Kalinga Irrigation Management Office (IMO) successfully completed the repair of the earthquake-damaged irrigation canal in Brgy. Ipil, Tabuk City, Kalinga, and resumed water delivery nine days after the damage.
According to Engr. Leonardo Lamangen, division manager of the Kalinga IMO, on August 2, during the aftershock of the July 27 Magnitude 7.0 earthquake, about 40 meters of lateral canal at Sta. 0+555 in Brgy. Ipil collapsed. That damaged at the said lateral canal stopped irrigation deliver to rice areas of more than 1,150 hectares currently under land preparation and crop maintenance.
With the marching order of Administrator BDA for the immediate repair of earthquake damages, NIA-CAR and Kalinga IMO management took action to facilitate the repair of the damaged irrigation canal and be able to resume delivery to affected irrigated area, working day and night.
With the successful immediate repair and restoration, irrigation delivery resumed at the earthquake-damaged irrigation canal in Barangay Ipil, Tabuk City, Kalinga on August 11, 2022.
Portion of the damaged canal at Tabuk Supply Canal 2 in Brgy. Calanan, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Ongoing repair of the damages to be able to resume irrigation services to 1,150 hectares of ricelands
NIA works day and night to be able to fast track completion of repair.