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Upgrade works done

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, August 30, 2014

UPGRADE works on culverts, bridges and cane access roads on Vanua Levu have been completed.

Permanent secretary for the Ministry of Sugar Lt-Col Manasa Vaniqi visited most of the cane farms in Macuata yesterday and said this was all part of the government's efforts to improve the industry.

"Government allocated $177,000 for the project and as of today, we have repaired, upgraded and completed such works in the North," he said.

"Most of the farmers we have visited here are extremely happy about what has been done to their roads, culverts and bridges.

"This is all part of efforts to deliver all the cane to the mill and increase production.

"We are aiming to produce about 200,000 tonnes of sugar nationwide this year and with all these improvements, we hope that farmers will be encouraged to produce and deliver more cane to the mill."

Commenting on the operations of the Labasa Sugar Mill, Lt-Col Vaniqi said it was rapidly progressing.

"The mill is very efficient and it's producing well. In fact, it's the only mill that is currently producing the highest tonnage of sugar so far.

"We will continue to work closely with the farmers for the purpose of meeting our targets come the closing of the crushing season."

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