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Troubled bridge to affect cane growers and FSC

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, June 07, 2014

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation is working with the Fiji Roads Authority to ensure a damaged bridge in Koronubu, Ba, is fixed before the start of the cane crushing season in two weeks time.

About 50,000 tonnes of cane and 62 harvesting gangs stand to be affected if the bridge is not fixed by June 19 when harvesting and crushing is scheduled to begin at the Rarawai mill in Ba.

FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said the bridge was a priority for the industry because of the large number of farmers affected and the significant amount of cane in the area,

"We are liaising with the FRA. And the issue is being worked through to make sure that it is repaired on time," he said.

FRA spokeswoman Onarina Umu said work had commenced on the bridge.

"We can confirm that the bridge, after receiving major structural repairs, is planned to reopen in July," she said.





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