Valencia City, Bukidnon - With the thrust to maximize full utilization of irrigation water supplies and to cushion the impact of El Niῆo phenomenon, the Bukidnon-Irrigation Management Office (BUK-IMO) has adopted the zoning of areas to have a timely, adequate and equitable distribution of irrigation water among farmers. This scheme will help farmers in keeping astride with their crop production, thus increasing cropping intensity and farmer’s income.
To further boost agricultural production in the province, a ceremonial turn-over of eight (8) projects of communal Irrigation Projects (CIP); National Irrigation System (NIS) improvement was held at CAP Building, Valencia City, Bukidnon on May 13, 2016 with no less than the NIA Administrator Engr. Florencio F. Padernal, DPA who graced the turn-over ceremony. “The legacy is in the upgrading of irrigation facilities – by providing concrete line of irrigation canals to mitigate further loses in the irrigation water”, thus says the NIA Administrator.
Along with the Acting Regional Manager of Region 10, Engr. Jimmy L. Apostol and Acting Division Manager of Bukinon-IMO, Engr. Aguinaldo Y. Cruz, the NIA Administrator was speaking before two hundred (200) farmers coming from different irrigators association, communal and national system alike.
After the ceremony, the NIA Administrator proceeded for the site inspection of the upgrading of Ogee in Lumbayao Dam to improve the impounding capacity to serve the north and south main canal with a total area of 10,150 hectares of Pulangui River Irrigation System (PRIS).