The new foreign projects were: (1) the Second Bohol Irrigation Project which is partly financed by Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and will generate some 4,600 ha of new areas and rehabilitate some 800 ha in existing irrigation systems in three municipalities of Bohol; (2) Rural Development Pilot Project for Muslim Mindanao Peace Promotion which is proposed under the grant aid program of Japan International Cooperation Agency and will generate 3,500 ha of new areas in three municipalities of Lanao del Sur; (3) San Roque Multipurpose Project – Irrigation Component which is proposed for loan assistance under JBIC and will generate 23,700 ha of new areas and rehabilitate 47,100 ha of existing irrigation systems in various municipalities of Pangasinan and Tarlac; (4) Southern Philippines Irrigation Sector Project (SPISP) – an ADB - assisted project covering Iloilo, Negros Occid ental and Negros Oriental in the Visayas region and Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Lanao del Sur in the Mindanao region. The SPISP involved the construction of four SRIP in the Visayas region and the construction/ rehabilitation of national and communal irrigation systems in the three provinces in Mindanao.
Mindanao Rural Development Project (MRDP) funded by the World Bank. The project aims to improve income and food security in the targeted rural communities in some provinces of Mindanao. It will irrigate 5,390 ha when fully operational. Targets for the year included the rehabilitation of 620 ha in existing irrigation systems. Allocation for the year amounted to P 80M. No releases yet as of the end of the year.
|Source Institution||National Irrigation Administration|
|Place of Publication||Quezon City|
|Original Publication Date||January 1, 2001|