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NIA foils try to chop up P205-M project in Isabela

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The National Irrigation Administration may have thwarted what seemed to be an attempt by officials at its Isabela regional office to break down an irrigation project into smaller contracts in order to sidestep a limit on the value of projects that local offices can award to contractors.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DBM earmarks P8.1B more for infra projects


The Department of Budget and Management has made available P8.1 billion for flood control and irrigation projects, including P5 billion for a package of projects in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t spent P17.9B on subsidies in 9 months


The government gave out P3.1 billion in subsidies to state-owned and -controlled corporations in September, a big part of which was allocated to those engaged in projects related to utilities, housing, irrigation and rice.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

First Gen keen on P14-B power project in Nueva Ecija


Power giant First Gen Corp. is studying the feasibility of the P14-billion Balintingon Reservoir multipurpose project in Nueva Ecija, which would mark the Lopez family’s foray into the bulk water supply business.

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

PH to receive largest assistance fund from S. Korea


The Philippines and South Korea are set to sign an agreement that will cover an P11.21-billion irrigation project during the 45th Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting of the board of governors in Manila.

Posted: April 27th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Irrigation agency spends P50M for projects

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) aims to cover 1,516 hectares of land under its Repair and Establishment of Groundwater Irrigation Project this year, NIA administrator Antonio Nangel said. The project uses pumps to bring irrigation services to farms and develops small water-impounding systems, Nangel said. The agency is spending about P50 million for this, he [...]

Posted: June 20th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Irrigation watch


No water, no food. That may sound like an exaggerated statement, but it is not. A look at today’s literature shows an inextricable link between water and food. On a more ominous note, others say the next global crisis, and even war, will revolve around water. Compounded by climate change and rapid population growth, we [...]

Posted: June 10th, 2011 in Columnists | Read More »



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