Kalinga State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Students Start 30-Day Internship in Microhydro Communities

Excited to get a hands-on feel of real world work, five incoming fourth year students in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from Kalinga State University (KSU) College of Engineering and Information Technology in Bulanao, Tabuk City Kalinga Province in Northern Luzon got their first on-the-job training (OJT) in the microhydro prower project in Brgy Talalang, Balbalan, Kalinga Province.

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SIBAT and LGUS Adopt Relay-Transport Scheme To Deliver MHP Supplies Amidst Border Closures Due to the Pandemic

With the current travel bans and border closures enforced by various LGU’s to contain the pandemic in their respective areas, SIBAT is highly constrained travelling to its project sites. Particularly challenging is delivering electrical and other supplies including personnel to implement repair and upgrading work for its numerous MHP projects in the provinces of Abra Kalinga and Apayao.

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Indigenous Communities Trained for MHP Operation and Maintenance

Sixty (60) select indigenous men and women representing 10 barangays in Abra went through an intensive two-day Microhydro Operations and Maintenance Training conducted by SIBAT last March 25-26 in Tubo Abra. The trainees were chosen by their respective communities based on their interest and willingness to do the job. Those who commit for the training should have no plan of leaving the community in the next two years. This is to equip local partners with at least the basic technical know how in operating and maintaining their michrohydro systems to lessen downtimes and breakdowns.

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