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Conduct of Feasibility Study for Matuno River Development Project at Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
|Description of Project||
The proposed MRDP was conceptualized by NIA Region 02 in its desire to increase the irrigation development rate in the region and thereby increase rice production, which, in turn, will increase self-sufficiency rate in rice. Towards this direction, the initial project concept involves one reservoir dam, one diversion dam, and structures and facilities for irrigation and power supply, being a multi-purpose project that would utilize water for irrigated agriculture and power generation.
The MRDP is supportive of the Government’s goal of improving food security and increasing rural income by enhancing farm productivity. It is one of the major irrigation development projects of NIA-R02 under the Ten-Year Irrigation Development Plan of the province of Nueva Vizcaya.
Located in the central part of the province of Nueva Vizcaya, the proposed project is accessible from NIA Nueva Vizcaya Irrigation Management Office (NVIMO) and from NIA Region 02 Office at Cauayan, Isabela via land transportation for about thirty minutes and three to four hours, respectively.
Preliminary observations show that the area coverage would involve around 1,200 ha consisting of new area and the existing service area of a Communal Irrigation System which would possibly be served by the project, depending on final decisions re: development scheme.
By the end of the contract period, the expected output under the services shall be a complete and acceptable FS, with a definite implementation plan of the recommended scheme based on the alternatives/configurations/technologies considered, among others, including the preliminary engineering designs and the most appropriate financing scheme.
As a result of discussions during the Pre-bid Conference on July, 2016, the environment and Social Assessment (ESA) shall be an assessment of baseline (pre-project) condition instead of the Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) previously required in the TOR.
The VE/VA study shall include an analysis of alternative financing schemes, e.g., whether full National Government (NG) funding, Official Development Assistance (ODA), or Public-Private Partnership (PPP), including an analysis of financing risks.
Aside from the above-stated content aspects, the TOR requires the conduct of coordination meetings with NIA with the following purposes:
• discuss the progress of work and the preliminary output;
• give the Government, that is, NIA, opportunity to make comments and suggestions on a timely basis; and
• resolve problems and issues that may be encountered in the course of task performance.
|Client||National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Regional Office 2|
|Location||Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya|
|Period Covered||September 2016 - Present|
|No. of Staff Months||0.00 person-months|
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