P7.2M diversion dam breaks ground in Sierra Bullones, Bohol

Created on Wednesday, 10 June 2020

SIERRA BULLONES, BOHOL - Rice farmers of Sierra Bullones, Bohol will soon have an additional 50 hectares irrigated rice farmland after the construction of the diversion dam project broke ground in barangay Abachanan of this town.

This was disclosed by Atty. Salvador D. Diputado, Regional Executive Director of Department of Agriculture-7 (DA7) during the ground-breaking ceremony on June 4, 2020. 

“Because of its elevated position, the dam which cost P7.2 million is expected to irrigate 50 hectares of rice farmland,” Diputado said.
Diputado shared on his facebook account that Sierra Bullones Mayor Simplicio “Dodie” Maestrado who attended the ground-breaking ceremony with Bohol 3rd district Representative Kristine Alexie Tutor, expressed his gratitude to Secretary William Dar for the project and gleefully accepted the challenge to increase rice yield by 10%.
Barangay officials and farmer-beneficiaries of Abachanan also thanked the DA especially Secretary Dar for the diversion dam project.
The project will be managed by the ABADALU Irrigators Association, Inc. of Abachanan, Sierra Bullones, Bohol.
Mr. Segundino Balaba, president of the association in his letter of intent submitted to the DA7 last year, said that the construction of the diversion dam will help increase the productivity of their farmer-members through timely and dependable delivery of irrigation water to their respective rice farms.
Sierra Bullones is one of the major rice producing municipalities in the province of Bohol.

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