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Mayor Lopez asks NIA to build mini-dam in Asingan

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Asingan Mayor Carlos Lopez Jr said there is a need for a mini-dam in the town to help irrigate its farmlands.

The Pangasinan politiko said he has already asked the National Irrigation Authority (NIA) to build a mini-dam capable of irrigating 100 hectares of farmlands.

Lopez said that the irrigation canal built by NIA is not benefitting Asingan.

He explained that the water from San Roque Dam is not reaching the town’s farmlands.

“The water from the pond does not reach us, as farmlands upstream divert the waters into their own areas, leaving us with none,” Lopez said.

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