FSC receives $2.1m in grant
February 21, 2018 10:00 pm
The Fiji Sugar Corporation received a grant of $2.1million from the Government following a signing of Grant Agreement.
The grant was made possible through the close co-operations between the governments of Fiji and India.
The grant will be utilized for purchasing of farming equipment, to fulfill the government’s objective of mechanizing the sugar industry.
Permanent Secretary for Sugar Industry Yogesh Karan says this grant will be invested back into the industry in areas such as cane planting and harvesting that is crucial for increasing cane yields and growth in sugarcane production.
FSC CEO Graham Clark says this is a crucial first step towards mechanizing the sugar industry.
The $2.1 million grant will be used to purchase five Tata Tipper Trucks, three sugar cane Case IH A 4000 harvesters, five 9500 4WD Mahindra tractors and forty farming implements. The order for this equipment is in the process of being placed.