TACLOBAN CITY– National Irrigation Administration (NIA) acting administrator Engr. Eddie Guillen visited the Tingib Dam of the Binahaan River Irrigation System (RIS) in the municipality of Pastrana, Leyte as it will undergo rehabilitation works.
The rehabilitation of the Tingib Dam aims to ensure an unhampered and efficient delivery of irrigation water to the farmlands of Leyte.
NIA Administrator Together with NIA Region VIII Manager Engr. Ruby C. Tuan, Jr. and other regional officials and employees, Administrator Guillen intended to personally visit Tingib Dam so that its rehabilitation and improvement may push through, thus strengthening the dam structure to serve its farmer-beneficiaries for more decades.
At present, Tingib Dam of the Binahaan RIS serves 5,726 hectares of farmlands in the municipalities of Pastrana, Sta. Fe, Alangalang, Palo, Dagami, Tabontabon, and another 4,569 in Tanauan.
Guillen, aside from inspecting the Binahaan Dam, also held a dialogue with officials and personnel of NIA in the region to check on their welfare and a meeting with the irrigators association.
Guillen said that he wanted to personally explain to the irrigators about the programs and the direction of the agency, and the plans of the Marcos administration for them.
“If they hear it from me and see what the government can offer to them, it would be better,” he said. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)