SAN FRANCISCO, CAMOTES ISLAND CEBU- Last June 11, the National Irrigation Administration Regional Office 7, with the efforts of the Bohol- Cebu- Siquijor Irrigation Management Office formally conveyed and inaugurated the operation and maintenance of Sta., Cruz Pump Irrigation Project to San Fran Sta. Cruz Irrigators’ Association, Inc.
As rain symbolizes blessings, rain or shine Ms. Ailene C. Garcia of NIA R7 Administrative Chief handover the key of responsibility on behalf of the Regional Manager Modesto G. Membreve thru the Cebu IMO Assistant Head Nelson Meralles to Governor’s Representative and Agriculture Consultant Dr. Romulo G. Davide, local officials and officially acknowledged by the IA Pres. Ronnie P. Garbe.
On behalf of the RM, Garcia extend her appreciation and guidance to the beneficiaries. “I am honored to represent our Regional Manager as he is currently in the Central Office attending the Management Review of 2019. I am grateful that thru the help of different agencies and efforts of the farmers we are now officially conveying this project to our beneficiaries. I know that it won’t be possible without the help of everyone but still I am hoping that you [beneficiaries] will take care and be responsible to help maintain the facilities of this project”, said Garcia.
As grateful as Garcia, IA Pres. Garbe expressed his gratitude to the NIA and other agencies. “It was a series of feasibility study to put up this project, I would like to thank the local, national agencies and my fellow farmers for their determinations to make this project possible. I promise in behalf of our association that [we] will maintain these facilities so it would last up to fifty (50) years”.
The said project amounted P9.5 million under the supervision of Engr. Ryan H. Galagala as project-in-charge and Mr. Ramir V. Batumalake Institutional Development Officer from the Bohol-Cebu-Siquijor Irrigation Management Office.