Some 1,928 farmer beneficiaries are now enjoying the communal irrigation systems constructed in various areas here to ensure improved production, especially among rice farmers.
Starting 2007 to 2015, a total of 270-hectare area was already irrigated with a direct funding of P133 million from the national government, and P15 million counterpart from the local government unit.
From the construction and rehabilitation of communal irrigation projects, Mambajao town reported a total of 137 hectares irrigated, 98 hectares in Mahinog, and 35 hectares in Sagay.
Governor Romualdo said rehabilitation of irrigation facilities in Catarman munipality has just started, with a total accumulated cost of P31 million.(JCV/PIA)