The National Irrigation Administration—Cordillera Administrative Region on Thursday inaugurated P70-million worth of newly completed diversion dam structures of the Hapid Irrigation System (Hapid IS) located in the Municipality of Lamut, Ifugao.
The inauguration ceremony was led by Ifugao Rep. Solomon Chungalao, Governor Jerry Dalipog, NIA-CAR Regional Manager Benito Espique Jr., and NIA Ifugao Satellite Office Head Patrick Resurreccion.
Hapid IS used to have a gravity intake-type diversion dam which draws irrigation water from the Ibulao River.
With the completion of the diversion dam in May, residents are assured that irrigation service delivery will be more reliable and efficient.
The project covers 11 barangays of Lamut, Ifugao, benefitting 1,500 farmers and their families.
To date, the irrigated area of the system is pegged at 1,040 hectares which is the targeted area for this wet cropping season.