THE first and biggest solar-powered water irrigation system in Luzon was inaugurated over the weekend in Llanera, Nueva Ecija.
The project for the uplift of farmers held under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture (DA) was unveiled in barangays Caridad Norte and Caridad Sur.
It was meant to enhance and help sustain rice production in the highland areas of the mostly rain-dependent Llanera town.
The “first and biggest” solar-powered irrigation system in Luzon was completed in Llanera, Nueva Ecija following its successful initial testing conducted last Friday.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) implemented the Caridad Norte and Sur Solar-Powered Irrigation System (SPIS), which is a pilot project of the DA Regional Field Office 3 (DA-RFO 3) to enhance and sustain rice production in the highland rainfed areas of the municipality.
The project was realized through the efforts of DA-RFO 3 Regional Executive Director Roy M. Abaya and DA-RFO 3 Assistant Regional Director for Operations & Extension Crispulo G. Bautista, Jr., and constructed and installed by Bacolod City-based R.U. Foundry and Machine Shop Corporation (RUFMSC).
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