Jul 24, 2016 @ 10:43
DA eyes P40.8-B budget for irrigation authority in 2017
MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is proposing an additional P4 billion in the 2017 budget of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) to fulfil the commitment of the Duterte administration of free irrigation starting next year.
The NIA has earlier suggested a budget of P36.8 billion for 2017 and if additional funding will be approved, the agency’s allocation will amount to P40.8 billion.
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