Development of the Sugar industry progressing says PM
May 18, 2019 8:56 am
Work is currently in progress and well established processes are in place to ensure the growth of the Sugar Industry.
Minister for Sugar and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama revealed this in parliament yesterday while elaborating on the work done to develop the sector.
Bainimarama says the sugar sector is vital to Fiji and it is well established compared to the previous years.
With more than a quarter of the population depending on Sugar, Bainimarama says there are ongoing internal reforms to streamline the Fiji Sugar Corporation operations with a goal to improve their service.
“A number of new policies have been developed following the consultation with growers, this led to the significant increase in budget for the Sugar Industry from $26m in 2016/17 to $60m in 2017/18.”
The Sugar Minister says they will continue to do whatever is best for the development of the industry.