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FSC Will Ensure Safe Transport Of Canes

The Fiji Sugar Corporation said they will work around the clock to ensure that all raw canes are transported safely on time to the four sugar mills. FSC Executive chairman
07 Jul 2015 09:24
FSC Will Ensure Safe Transport Of Canes
A cane train carts off the bridge at Meigunyah, Nadi resulting in spillage of canes and some cart plunging into the river.

The Fiji Sugar Corporation said they will work around the clock to ensure that all raw canes are transported safely on time to the four sugar mills.

FSC Executive chairman Abdul Khan made these comments in regards to the spillage of canes and some carts plunging into the river while crossing the bridge at Meigunyah, Nadi on Sunday morning.

Mr Khan said he was not aware on the incident in Nadi however, he highlighted it was FSC’s duty to see that the canes are transported safely to the mill from the farms.

He said: “There are likely to be some uncontrolled accidents but FSC will make sure that any canes either spilled from accidents would be loaded using other wagons and be sent to the mill but definitely will not be left unattended.

“FSC cannot afford to leave any cane behind which will be a waste for both FSC and the farmer.”

Mr Khan said his team would monitor that such incidents be reduced to zero.

The other means of transportation of cane is on the trucks.

 

Progress of the mills

The four sugar mills around the country are in full gear with the undergoing of crushing.

“All the mills have settled and running well compared to the first weeks of opening,” he said.

“One good example in the last 24 hours Labasa Sugar mill recorded excess of 7,000 tonnes of cane.”

 

Burning of canes

With just a few weeks into the crushing season Mr Khan has revealed not a high percentage of burnt cane has been experienced.

However he said there were some cases of burning canes taking place.

“Basically we want farmers or the public to refrain from burning their canes as last season with this kind of weather there was a great number of farms destroyed,” he said.

“We need farmers to be vigilant out there and let’s work together in minimizing these issues.”

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