Milestone achievement for FSC, surpassing 100,000 Metric tonnes of sugar this crushing season

Milestone achievement for FSC, surpassing 100,000 Metric tonnes of sugar this crushing season

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 26/09/2023
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The Fiji Sugar Corporation Limited has reached a notable milestone by surpassing the 100,000 Metric tonne threshold in sugar production for the season.

As of yesterday, FSC has successfully produced 100,215 Metric tonnes of sugar across the three mills.

32,743 metric tonnes were produced at the Lautoka mill, 26,562 metric tonnes at the Rarawai mill, and 40,910 metric tonnes were produced at the Labasa mill.

FSC says they have shipped 50,060 metric tonnes in total from Labasa and Lautoka ports and another 34,820 Metric tons are due to be shipped in next week.

They say a molasses vessel is also expected to be in port in the week.

FSC Chief Executive Officer, Bhan Pratap Singh, expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the dedication shown by the FSC team and the cane growers, which made this milestone possible.

He says the crushing season continues at the three mills, with just over half a million tons of cane left to be crushed and adds the sugar industry remains a vital component of the economy.

Singh says the recent budget support for various activities such as cane planting grants, fertiliser and weedicide subsidy, assistance for the upgrade of drainage, farm mechanisation, etc., as announced by the government, has been received well by the growers.

He says the support mechanisms highlight the commitment to the sugar industry's growth, and they are grateful to the Government, the employees, growers and stakeholders for their relentless efforts and continued commitment to the industry's success.

Singh adds the FSC Limited remains committed to supporting Fiji's sugar industry, contributing to economic growth, and ensuring sustainability.

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