DA turns over irrigation project in NegOr

Department of Agriculture personnel led by Agricultural Program Coordinating Officer Sarah Perocho during the turn over of the  irrigation project in the municipality of Tayasan. (Contributed photo)


NEGROS ORIENTAL, May 14 (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) here turned over a diversion dam worth P4,889,067.80 to the Pinocawan Farmer Association in Tayasan, Negros Oriental.

The irrigation project is in response to the water supply problem of the farmers in the area and is expected to irrigate some 24 hectares riceland.

Pinocawan Farmer Association President Jeson Carinal thanked DA for the irrigation project as this will help address the lack of water supply for their farms.

"Daku gyud nakong pasalamat nga gidungog intawon ang among gipangayo nga patubig kay kinahanglan gyud kaayo ni sa among pagpanguma. Daku kaayo ning ikatabang sa pagpataas sa among abot. Karon nga abunda nami sa tubig mas magmadasigon ug mas makugihon pa kami sa among trabaho (I am thankful that our request for an irrigation was granted because we really need it. The project will really help us increase our rice production. Having enough supply of water for our farms, we will strive and work harder)," Carinal said.

Tayasan Municipal Mayor Engr. Susano Ruperto Jr. encouraged the 235 members of the association and other farmers to take good care of the project by conducting regular monitoring to ensure that the project remains in good condition. 

Ruperto also urged the farmers to adapt the new farming technologies to increase their production and income.

DA-7's Agricultural Program Coordinating Officer of Negros Oriental, Sarah Perocho, encouraged the farmers to continue tilling their land for them to produce more food.

Perocho said DA will always be at their side, giving support to their farming needs for them to attain an increase in yield. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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