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Transport costs to decrease

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, March 29, 2014

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation will assume the management of all harvesting and transport of cane, reducing the costs borne by farmers.

Prime Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama said a provision in the Sugar Cane Industry Decree provided for the sale of fuel to lorry drivers at discounted prices.

"Farmers will see a big push to improve the rail network and improve access to it so that more of them can take advantage of rail's lower cost of $6 a tonne versus $13 a tonne by lorry," he said.

"This is something that farmers have been asking for for a long time and their requests have not fallen on deaf ears."

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