THE Fiji Sugar Corporation says issues at the Rarawai and Lautoka mills were being sorted out.
And the corporation was expecting operations at both factories to resume late yesterday.
Responding to concerns raised by farmers about stoppages over the weekend, FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan reassured farmers and lorry operators that engineers were working round-the-clock to get both mills up and running as soon as possible.
"In regards to the Lautoka mill, we are having issues with a hopper where the wooden arms gave way and there were ensuing problems with the motor," he said.
"However, as of this morning (yesterday) engineers have sorted the problem and load tests were being carried out.
"Rarawai, on the other hand, had a major fault with the number one mill on Saturday morning and again engineers have been on the job round-the-clock and the mill should have resumed operations yesterday," said Mr Khan.
Fiji Cane Lorry Operators Association president Mahend Prasad said Marine Drive and FSC Road were both clogged with cane laden trucks at the weekend, with many drivers sleeping inside the trucks.
"What can be done?
"Machines break down from time to time.
"The only thing is farmers are losing out because many have harvested burnt cane and these are still lying on fields waiting to be picked up and they are being penalised for this," he said.
Sugar Cane Growers Council's acting chief executive officer Sundresh Chetty said he was aware of the issue, and that the FSC was providing meals for drivers who were waiting to dump harvested crop at both mills.