Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led in the turn over of agricultural projects worth a total of P5 Million to irrigators’ associations from the different towns and cities of Negros Occidental.
The activity held at National Irrigation Administration (NIA) – VI in Bago City, yesterday, was attended by 108 accredited irrigators’ associations, who received motorized grass cutter, knapsack sprayer and basic heavy duty farm tools, hand tractor and thresher, pump and engine, and a rice mill.
Gov. Marañon said that Negros Occidental is blessed to have abundant sources of water; he assured the farmers that they will continue to receive more agricultural projects from the provincial government that will modernize and introduce mechanized farming to them that will eventually increase their production.
Vice Mayor Nicholas M. Yulo of Bago City said that the agricultural productivity in the province is in place because of the exceptional leadership of Gov. Marañon.
Meanwhile, Rosemary Caunca, president of the League of Government-Assisted Federation of Irrigators’ Associations thanked the presence of the beneficiaries who showed cooperation in the government projects given to them.
Mamerto A. Andalajao, Jr. of the Magballo-Balicotoc-Canlamay Federation of Integrated Farmers Irrigators’ Association thanked Gov. Marañon and the provincial government projects given to them and said that the Rice Mill project will make a big difference in their palay production.
Also present in the turn over ceremony were Executive Asst. to the Governor, Angel Verdeflor, Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan, John Lastierre of NIA – VI, and Engr. Lorena Sioco of the NIA-Negros Occ. Irrigation Management Office VI./Capitol News