Project Objectives and Benefits

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • To provide year-round irrigation to 31,840 hectares of farm lots in the Province of Iloilo.
  • To increase annual production of rice from 140,000 to 300,000 metric tons.
  • To help sustain the region’s rice self-sufficiency target and contribute to the country’s rice production target of 7.6%.

 

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • Ample supply of water for irrigation
  • Increase production of rice from 3.6 to 5 metric tons per hectare
  • Employment opportunities during project construction
  • 6.6 megawatts hydroelectric power supply
  • Bulk water supply
  • Mitigate flooding in the Municipality of Calinog and nearby towns
  • Promotion of Eco-Cultural Tourism in the Municipality of Calinog