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Jul 26, 2016 @ 3:21

Piñol sets P11-b project in motion

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has approved the implementation of the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project or JRMP that will play a crucial role in President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to provide “free, sufficient and efficient” irrigation system to farmers.

Outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon said the project will provide uninterrupted irrigation to 32,000 hectares of farm land for free and benefit more than 25,000 farmers.

“This project, which will be the first large-scale reservoir dam outside of Luzon, will increase the irrigated lands in the region by around 10 percent and the annual regional rice production by around five percent,” Drilon said.

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