More than P20 million in irrigation, farm machinery and equipment were turned over to farmer associations in Brgy. Minapasuk, Calatrava in Negros Occidental on Friday, August 5.
The SPUR 2 Magtuod Irrigation Project costs P19.9 million, while the rice mill shed, multi-purpose drying pavement, walk-behind rice transplanter, mechanical reaper, and floating tiller costs P1.7 million, a press release from the Capitol said.
The project beneficiaries are the SPUR 2 Irrigators Association of Minapasuk, Calatrava and Pakigdaet sa Kalambo-an of Bug-ang, Toboso.
The project was implemented through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.
The Himoga-an River is the water source for the irrigation project, with a potential service area of 200 hectares.
Board Member Araceli Somosa said that programs on food security and agricultural productivity are a priority of the provincial government.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson advised the members of the irrigators association to manage and use the project efficiently.
He also pledged for more development projects in the town that will benefit more communities.*