Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NIA picks 2 Bohol IAs
among country’s best

TAGBILARAN CITY, (NIA) --Two Bohol irrigation associations again booked slots of glory for Bohol in the recently concluded search for the Most Outstanding Irrigators’ Associations which National Irrigation Administration (NIA) conducts annually through its Institutional Development Division.

The San D Mil Irrigators’ Association (IA) in Dagohoy town and the Kawasan-Cayacay IA in Alicia claimed their spots in the national limelight during the celebration of the 53rd Anniversary of the NIA last June 22, 2016 at the National Irrigation Administration Central Office, Diliman, Quezon City.

Nominated for the National Irrigation System (NIS) Category, San D Mil IA garnered a rating of 99.50% placing in at 4th place behind by only a slim margin from the top three IAs.

On top of the Plaque of Recognition, San D Mil IA through its President Tereso Cruda also received a check amounting Php 30,000 from NIA.

Rounding the top 3 in the NIS Category are Ligaya IA of MARIIS with a rating of 99.97%, LOWTIPTAM IA from Region 9 with 99.98% and San Isidro IA of Region 11 with a 100.00% rating.

Meanwhile, Kawasan-Cayacay IA is a new comer to the scene having been in operation for only about 5 years, garnered a rating of 98.10% enough to place them at number 7 out of the 9 awardees.

Topping the CIS Category is the SARBIDA IA also from Region 11 with a rating of 100.00%.

Kawasan-Cayacay IA also received a recognition from the CARP-IC for having an outstanding performance in its operation and maintenance.

San D Mil IA and Kawasan-Cayacay are among the 18 IAs besting the 7,643 registered Irrigators’ Associations in both the National and Communal Irrigation Systems throughout the country.

The search for Most Outstanding IAs is an annual NIA undertaking to give recognition to the IAs in NIS, CIS and CARP categories which show an excellent performance in operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities, financial performance and viability index and the initiative to uplift the status of their respective associations through various programs. (Tony Alonzo/IO)

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