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Rice mill project

Serafina Silaitoga
Friday, August 08, 2014

A NEW $1million rice mill will be built in Labasa to cater for farmers in surrounding areas.

And plans are aimed at having the new mill up and running by December.

Rewa Rice Ltd board chairman Raj Sharma said the mill would cater for farmers living in Daku and Wainikoro areas.

He said this would save farmers' travelling costs to Dreketi to have the rice paddies milled.

Farmers in these areas spend about $150 or more to hire carriers from their villages in Wainikoro to the mill in Dreketi.

Mr Sharma said there were other plans to build another rice mill in Navua and in the West.

At the moment, paddies from farmers on Viti Levu are being sent to the mill in Dreketi.

The planned mills on Viti Levu will cut down farmer's expenses making it easier for them to supply paddies to nearby mills.

The success of the company in making a turn-around will continue to climb up the ladder.

Mr Sharma said he believed it was the commitment of stakeholders that had revitalised the industry.

He said the company was buying rice paddies for $750 per tonne and part of the cost was being compensated by government.








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