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Solon wants to remove irrigation fees

A lawmaker has filed a measure seeking to abolish irrigation fees, restructure the farmers’ unpaid fees, and convert the government’s irrigation office into a line agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

In a statement, Camarines Sur Rep. Raymund Villafuerte said his House Bill (HB) 2133 aims to streamline the government’s irrigation-development program and carry out its mandate of irrigating 100 percent of irrigable farmlands in the country within a four-year period.

Villafuerte also said the bill also restructures the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) by converting it into a line agency of the DA and renaming it the National Irrigation Development Administration (Nida).

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