P17.2 million up for repair of warehouses in Western Visayas

January 6, 2012 11:49 pm 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 6 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has made available some P17.2 million for the repair of warehouses for seed banking use of 68 irrigators associations in Western Visayas.

Information from the office of National Irrigation Administration (NIA) regional manager Gerardo Corsiga disclosed that the fund was requested by various irrigators association in the region in relation to the department’s agriculture modernization program.

The fund will be released through the NIA; 50 percent of which will be released once a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the irrigators association and NIA is signed.

The remaining amount will be disbursed upon full utilization of the first 50 percent.

The recipient irrigators associations include three from Aklan; 14 in Antique; seven in Capiz; two in Guimaras; 22 in Iloilo and 20 in Negros Occidental. (PNA)

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