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3DC Op Centre Sets Up In Cuvu

3 Dimension Consultants (Fiji) Limited has reached an agreement with the Fiji Sugar Corporation to open an operational centre at Cuvu in Nadroga. 3 Dimension Consultants (3DC) is the Fijian
11 May 2015 10:33
3DC Op Centre Sets Up In Cuvu

3 Dimension Consultants (Fiji) Limited has reached an agreement with the Fiji Sugar Corporation to open an operational centre at Cuvu in Nadroga.

3 Dimension Consultants (3DC) is the Fijian arm of the parent company specialised construction design and process consultancy company based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Project regional manager Waka Naivalu said: “The Cuvu station is ideal because of its central location with Lomawai sector to the West and Olosara sector to the East and is where 3DC wishes to reopen the Olosara Sector as a model farm.”

He said there was a lot of stand over cane within these sectors in the past year.

Hence the importation of the 3DC harvester and associated machinery will enable the company to work closley with FSC and the farmers.

The aim is to introduce mechanical growing, harvesting and streamlining transport systems.

“3DC supports Government’s call to take a holistic approach and urge all stakeholders to work together for the revitalization of the sugar industry.

“This will mean increasing sugar cane production, cane quality and alternate marketing methods,” he added.

“3DC’s offices in various international centres have offered to assist in finding alternative markets for sugar products.

“This is very encouraging as the company looks at assisting in the full value chain.”

But critical to the success of the revitalisation programme is utilisation of land, he said.

3DC seeks Government assistance in identifying and processing leases for cultivation.

The company intends to cultivate 10,000 to 20,000 acres with the use of machinery, and new technological farming techniques.

“We are bringing in a new concept for cultivating and managing large scale farms.

“We intend to increase their yield, assist and manage their progress.

“The industry is facing a precarious situation and will require ‘new thinking’ and sincere commitment by all stakeholders to reestablish the sugar cane industry as the backbone of Fiji’s economy.”

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