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Labasa Mill Cane Supply Normal After Slow Start

After a slow start the cane processing season, the sugarcane supply to the Labasa Mill has normalised. Fiji Sugar Corporation executive chairman, Abdul Khan, attributed the slow start to the
01 Jul 2016 09:54
Labasa Mill Cane Supply Normal After Slow Start
Labasa Mill

After a slow start the cane processing season, the sugarcane supply to the Labasa Mill has normalised.

Fiji Sugar Corporation executive chairman, Abdul Khan, attributed the slow start to the Vodafone Fiji Fact tournament which led to short supply to the mill.

“The cane supply to the mill have normalised and the reduction of lorries lining up near the mill is due to our ability to process all the cane quickly,” he said.

Other than the usual startup problems that are encountered at the beginning of the season, Mr Khan also confirmed they have had a motor failure.

But, he said they were able to bypass that and crushed as normal.

“We will have the motor fixed and online in a couple of days,” he said.

Other than this, Mr Khan said there aren’t any major challenges this early in the season.

“I think the good rapport between the farmers and ourselves is helping overcome any likely issues being faced,” he said.

As of yesterday morning, the Labasa Mill has processed about 35,000 metric ton of sugar cane.

“Based on our forecast, we should process 655,000 metric ton of cane this season for Labasa FSC mill,” he said.

 

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