DESPITE slow sugarcane delivery to some mills in the country, the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) has revealed that raw sugar production figures so far are a good indication that the industry is on track to achieving set targets for this season.
Speaking to The Fiji Times, FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said sugar production figures were positive.
"To date, we have processed just over 710,000 tonnes of sugarcane and produced just over 72,000 tonnes of raw sugar," Mr Khan said.
He said that despite slow delivery to the Lautoka factory and the Rarawai mill in Ba, sugar production was good because of the high cane quality boosted by optimum conditions - warm days and cool evening temperatures.
Meanwhile, Sugar Industry Tribunal industrial commissioner Timothy Brown said concerns raised by cane growers in Ba about the unavailability of rail carts to cater for their needs was being addressed.