Six irrigation projects of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) for Palawan are up for bidding this month to provide water supply for growing crops.
Palawan Irrigation Management Office (IMO) division manager Engr. Conrado Cardenas, Jr. said they have already made 87 percent progress in the implementation of 26 irrigation projects in 2019 in the province, while after the bidding on March 27, the six irrigation projects will be implemented in April until December.
“For 2019 projects, ang physical accomplishment ay 87 percent. For 2020 projects, meron na kaming projects na na-bid na 16 at meron pa kaming six projects na for bidding this March. By April, full implementation na hanggang December,” he said.
Cardenas did not detail where the six irrigation projects will be implemented, but he said they are still waiting for the notice letter before they can post them for bidding.
The other 16 projects for 2020 have already been awarded to bid winners and are all expected to be implemented this year.
Cardenas said that NIA Palawan IMO is targeting to cover around 65,628-hectare of potentially irrigable areas in the province. As of December 2019, he said they have physically accomplished around 45 percent.