Piñol: DA will regain control of NIA
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said President Duterte has agreed to return the National Irrigation Administration under the control of the Department of Agriculture.
Piñol told DZRH most of the big irrigation projects of the NIA were ineffective.
He said free irrigation will continue despite the opposition of certain sectors.
He said in Vietnam, one of the reasons for the low price of rice is free irrigation. He said the other is low production cost.