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FSC to upgrade rail network

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

FARMERS supplying the Lautoka sugar mill are looking forward to the upgrade of the rail network.

Sugar Cane Growers Council CEO Sundresh Chetty said cane farmers had expressed confidence in the Fiji Sugar Corporation's reassurance that the rail network would be fixed over time.

"We have been assured and look forward to this happening," he said.

"Because of the magnitude of the works to be carried out and associated costs, we understand this will be a gradual process."

Mr Chetty said it was unfortunate the FSC management in 2003 decided to do away with the rail system altogether.

"That decision resulted in no further investment in the rail network which has resulted in its gradual decline over the years," he said

FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said plans were already afoot to upgrade rail lines.

"We have started maintenance on some of the worst lines and will move to other areas from there," he said.

Lautoka Cane Producers Association executive manager Arvind Singh said the growers had raised the issue during consultations with industry stakeholders over the past few weeks.








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