Fiji Time: 8:26 PM on Tuesday 31 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Machines way forward

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, March 31, 2014

SUGAR Cane Growers Council CEO Sundresh Chetty says funding is an important factor in the mechanisation process of the sugar industry.

Mr Chetty said the mechanisation of the transport and harvesting sectors was a way forward for the growers.

"In Fiji, we have a major problem of labour shortage, so through the sugar industry action plan, we have discussed mechanising the industry and we are moving towards that," he said.

"There'll be some trials carried out this season to establish the actual cost of this process.

"With the funding made available through some donor agencies, we are looking forward to seeing that we get some funding in this respect and only through that we will be able to achieve all of this."

Mr Chetty said the decision by the FSC to bring in two mechanical harvesters was also a positive move for the growers.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A star is born
  2. Players share winning prize
  3. An experience of a lifetime
  4. Title defence
  5. One-off payout
  6. FNPF: Scheme review
  7. Fire destroys house, family homeless
  8. 4000 in need of accommodation
  9. Authority wins praises
  10. Free milk initiative

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rape on duty Wednesday (25 Mar)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  4. Champions Monday (30 Mar)
  5. Fiji 7s inspires college in win Wednesday (25 Mar)
  6. A star is born Tuesday (31 Mar)
  7. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  8. 'Ruthless' Sunday (29 Mar)
  9. Road accidents claim five lives over the weekend Monday (30 Mar)
  10. $8k fortnightly income Thursday (26 Mar)