Government continues vision to revitalise sugar industry

Minister for Waterways, Dr Mahendra Reddy opened the 2018 crushing season at the Fiji Sugar Corporation’s Lautoka Mill today. Picture: SUPPLIED/DEPTFO

THE sugar industry is here to stay and it continues to be the Government’s vision to revitalise the industry, despite the numerous challenges which have been faced.

Minister for Waterways Dr Mahendra Reddy said this while opening the 2018 crushing season at the Fiji Sugar Corporation’s Lautoka Mill today.

The mill is expected to crush 485,000 tonnes of cane with a forecasted tones cane per tones sugar (TCTS) of 8.5 for 2018.

The Government remains committed to the sugar industry and has allocated $62.3million in the 2018-2019 National Budget for the sugar sector and Ministry of Sugar.