Fiji Time: 11:52 PM on Tuesday 26 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

48 hours to crush

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

LESS than 48 hours before the commencement of crushing at the Rarawai mill in Ba, the Fiji Sugar Corporation says it is optimistic of a good season.

Executive chairman Abdul Khan said the enthusiasm shown by cane growers was indicative of a new era — one where all the stakeholders worked in partnership for the betterment of the sugar-producing business and the national economy.

"All systems are go and we have forecast a total crush of two million tonnes and total sugar production of between 210,000 to 215,000 tonnes," Mr Khan said.

Sugar Cane Growers Council CEO Sundresh Chetty said farmers were geared up for the crushing season.

"Growers are happy with the way the industry is working in an integrated manner and we are very hopeful of a smooth crushing season," Mr Chetty said.

The Penang mill in Rakiraki will commence crushing on June 27 and the country's largest mill in Lautoka will begin on July 1.





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. Hacker's degree
  2. Hacking horrors
  3. Ratu Naiqama will not resign, says Beddoes
  4. Be careful who you deal with
  5. Mystery of the island grave
  6. Burton campaigns for women empowerment
  7. Police need support
  8. Solar cookers installed
  9. All eyes now on Rio
  10. New lease procedure

Top Stories this Week

  1. Heroes of the night Friday (22 May)
  2. Top cop foils robbery attempt Friday (22 May)
  3. Payout for team Thursday (21 May)
  4. Ratu Naiqama suspended Friday (22 May)
  5. Probe on officials Wednesday (20 May)
  6. US Mercy visits Fiji Monday (25 May)
  7. Hacker's degree Tuesday (26 May)
  8. Ratu Naiqama apologises Friday (22 May)
  9. Size doesn't matter for Labalaba Monday (25 May)
  10. Sevens celebration Wednesday (20 May)