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We have a skeleton team ready who will move in to clean and secure all of our machinery and store everything to safety. "Once the cyclone passes, we will have a maintenance period where we will assess the damages and then have everything repaired
Ba, Tavua and Lautoka are being urged to transport all harvestable cane to the Rarawai mill in Ba no later than Saturday. The message from the Fiji Sugar Corporation came as December 16 was announced as the termination of crush date for Rarawai mill.
However, the FSC says standover cane data cannot be provided as some harvestable cane from Lautoka will be transported to Rarawai in Ba. FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said the termination-of-crush date was moved from December 5 to December 4
Sugar Cane Growers Council chief executive officer Sundresh Chetty said growers failed to put in efforts to harvest the cane before the mill closure. "Some growers leave their cane to be harvested in the last minute," he said. "The 3000 tonnes
Penang mill in Rakiraki which was scheduled to end tomorrow has now been extended to Thursday. The Acting Tribunal at the Sugar Industry Tribunal made the announcement in a press release issued last week to terminate crush on Wednesday October 17.
Lautoka Mill records the second with about 29,000 tonnes, Rarawai Mill in Ba comes in third with about 25,000 tonnes and Penang Mill in Rakiraki with about 16,000 tonnes. This was revealed by Labasa mill manager Christopher Karia in his presentation
He said the mill had set a target of 45,000 tonnes of sugar for this year's crushing season. "The mill has also processed 274,200 tonnes of sugarcane and our target this year is to produce around 45,000 tonnes of sugar," Mr Khan said in a statement. "
FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said meeting the forecast production figure would be a challenge fraught with many issues like inconsistent supply, inclement weather and cane quality and harvesting problems. "I think that inconsistent cane supply
Speaking to FijiLive FSC chairman Abdul Khan said everything has been going according to plan and no problems have been encountered even though they had to close the Lautoka and Penang mill for cleanup. Cane delivery is picking up now and so far no
Nawaicoba, near Nadi Town quizzed Fiji Sugar Corporation's executive chairman Abdul Khan on the status of the Lautoka mill after trucks were forced to wait overnight because of issues with the mill...The Rarawai mill failed to start after the Prime