P11.2-B dam project in Iloilo City on track
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said the the construction of P11.212-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase II (JRMP II) located at Barangay Tacas, Jaro, Iloilo City is now on track.
This, as NIA Top Management Officials, the executives of Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., and Korean Export-Import Bank (KEXIM Bank) already conducted the coordination meeting regarding the project.
The meeting aims to discuss and pursue the construction of 109-meter Jalaur High Dam, 38.5-meter Afterbay Dam, 10-meter Alibutan Catch Dam, 80.74-kilometer Highline Canal, and its appurtenant structures under the JRMP Contract No. R6-JRMPII-ICB-C-1, which will be signed in the first week of September 2018.
Meanwhile, the ceremonial groundbreaking of the project will be held in the first week of October 2018.
Stalled for 15 years, JRMP II is funded through an approved loan from the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) of Korea amounting to P11.212 billion (US$260.140 million) with the revised implementation schedule of Year 2012 to 2021.
Viewed in the context of achieving the rice self-sufficiency program of the government, JRMP II is expected to provide a year-round irrigation water delivery to 9,500 hectares of new irrigable area and rehabilitation of 21,624 hectares covered by five existing irrigation systems in 23 municipalities and two cities in the Province of Iloilo, benefitting 24,000 farmers and their families.