Tabuk City irrigation project now irrigates 54 hectares

Laya West CIP diversion weir

The National Irrigation Administration-Kalinga Irrigation Management Office (NIA-KIMO) successfully turned over the Laya West Communal Irrigation Project (CIP) to the Jose Anniban Farmers Irrigators Association, Inc. thru a simple turnover ceremony on December 19, 2019.

The Laya West CIP (Phase 1) located at Laya West, Tabuk City, Kalinga is an inter- agency project which was funded under Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program- Irrigation Component (CARP- IC) CY 2019 with a total project cost of P10 million.

Laya West CIP lined canal in Tabuk City, Kalinga  #Photo by Carol Tabcao

The said project include the construction of a diversion weir and 654 meters lined canal. The project was designed to irrigate an area of 54 hectares benefiting 53 farmer- beneficiaries/agrarian reform beneficiaries (FBs/ARBs).

The project was awarded to Solid Construction and Engineering for implementation with a project duration of 270 calendar days. The actual construction activities started on April 1, 2019 and successfully completed on September 15, 2019 with a 40% positive slippage through close monitoring and supervision.

The project’s Phase II will be implemented in 2020 with P18M allocation which would irrigate the remaining 84 hectares service area.

The activity was witnessed by Hon. Congressman Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang, Hon. Governor Ferdinand B. Tubban, NIA- CAR Regional Manager A, Engr. Benito T. Espique, Jr., NIA Consultant, Ret. Col. Herman P. Asanias, Jr., NIA-KIMO employees headed by Engr. Ronilio M. Cervantes, Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II- DAR Kalinga Headed by Mr. Edaňo G. Canao, Presidential Agrarian Reform Council Committee (PARCCOM) headed by Mr. Francisco Alunday and the Farmer- beneficiaries headed by IA President Reynaldo Wansi.

Photo Caption 1: Laya West CIP diversion weir

Photo Caption 2: Laya West CIP lined canal in Tabuk City, Kalinga #Photo by Carol Tabcao