NIA to inaugurate P1B irrigation project that was funded by SoKor gov’t
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is set to inaugurate tomorrow the P1.03-billion Pasa Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Pasa SRIP), a project that was largely funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
To be held at Barangay Pasa, Ilagan City, Isabela, the switching on ceremony will be led by NIA’s top Management officials, Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong Man, Congressional Representatives, Local Government Unit (LGU) officials, Irrigators Associations, and other stakeholders.
The project is funded through a grant from the KOICA amounting to USD 21.76 million, or 935.68 million.
The Pasa SRIP aims to reduce the adverse impact of climate change and to support the enhancement of water management in rural areas through the construction of water impounding facilities.
With this project, it will mitigate flood to save 434 units of houses and 465 hectares of agricultural lands.
Pasa SRIP, whose water sources come from Pasa River, involves the construction of Earthfill Dam with the height and length of 36.70 meters and 194.00 meters, respectively.
It will have a storage capacity of 4.28 million cubic meters which will be able to irrigate 846 hectares of agricultural land of five barangays in the City of Ilagan namely, Pasa, Minabang, Morado, Fuyo, and Sta. Victoria.