6.1 Economic Support

Irrigation System


As of 2017, 65.76% of the total potential irrigable area is already provided with irrigation services through out the province. Solano registered the highest percentage with 88.48% while the town of Ambaguio had the lowest with only 29.66%.


On the same year, there were a total of 684 irrigation systems, combined National Irrigation System (NIS) and Communal Irrigation System (CIS). Majority of these irrigation sytems are privately owned which comprised 68.2% of the total followed by Communal Irrigation System – National Irrigation Admnistration (CIS – NIA) Assisted at 32.75%, CIS Assisted by Other Agencies at 2.33% and lastly NIS which constituted less than 1% of the total. In terms of the service area, larger part was serviced by NIA Assisted Irrigation System in comparison to the other irrigation systems. As an addition, there were only 2 National Irrigation System in the entire province serving the municipalities of Bagabag and Bayombong. 


The number of Irrigators Association in the entire province as of September 2018 was 522 which covered a total land area of 30, 900.47 hectares .The town of Kasibu registered the highest number of Irrigators Association with 70 but only covered an area of 2,548 hectares equivalently 8.24% of the total area irrigated. About 6 municipalities including Aritao, Bagabag,Bambang, Bayombong , Dupax del Norte and Solano have lower number of Irrigators Association but covered a larger area in comparison to that of Kasibu.



Power-generation (Mini-hydro)


As presented in, 5 mini-hydros were constructed in the municipalities of Alfonso Castañeda, Bambang, Bayombong and Solano to provide cheaper cost of power among the residents in the mentioned municipalities.



Roads, Bridges, Ports


The total length of roads combined national, provincial ,municipal and barangay roads added up to about 1,058.9235 kilometers where the provincial roads comprised the 44.69% , 33.86% registered national roads, 15.8% barangay roads and 5.83% municipal roads. For the national down to the municipal roads, mostly are paved. On the other hand, about 49% of the barangay roads are made up of gravel, 43.62% of concrete/asphalt and 10.24% of earth. In totality, the length of concrete/asphalt/tirepath roads  is longer in comparison to gravel and earth roads with only 35.01% and 5.11%, respectively of the total length of roads in the province.



6.2 Social Support

Waterworks and Sewerage



As of 2017, there are 3 Level III-type water systems operating in the municipalities of Solano and Bayombong. Solano Water System or the so-called SNV reported the most number of consumers with a total of 3025, 608 more than that of the Provincial Waterworks System (PWWS) and 1370 higher than Bayombong Waterworks System’s figure. PWWS serves the households from both towns of Bayombong and Solano while BAWASA and SNV provides water services to Bayombong and Solano, respectively.