FSC Labasa To Finish Crushing In November
Based on the amount of cane available and the amount processed, Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) is looking at closing Labasa mill early November.
Chief executive Abdul Khan chief executive said as of yesterday the mill has processed just over 446,000 tonnes of cane and produced just over 50,000 tonnes of raw sugar.
When questioned about the tentative date for the closure of Labasa mill, Mr Khan said: “At this stage it is a bit difficult to confirm the likely date.
“Based on the amount of cane available and the amount processed, we would be looking at early November,” Mr Khan said.
He also added the weather in the coming months would also have an impact on the supply of cane to the mill.
“Barring any weather related disruptions, there is a good consistent supply of cane to the mill and I would like to thank the farmers for their efforts,” he said.
“The farmers are really making an effort and if we continue as we are now, we should see a successful season.”
“If any farmers or lorry drivers are facing difficulties in harvesting cane, they can work with our field officers and together hopefully we can resolve any issues that may rise.
“Our objective, as with previous years, is to have no stand over cane.”
Mr Khan also said FSC would continue to monitor the supply of cane to the mills on a daily basis.
He added that FSC for this season had secured markets to sell the sugar produced.
Edited BY: KATHRIN KRISHNA