FSC suffers $20m damage during TC Keni and Josie
May 15, 2018 5:16 am
The Fiji Sugar Corporation Chief Executive Graham Clark says that despite suffering a $20m damage through the two cyclones in April, they remain optimistic of good cane production for 2018.
Clark says they also continue to work closely with farmers as 700 sugarcane farms were severely damaged during TC Josie and Keni.
He also praised the efforts put in by the farmers despite the natural disasters.
“Bears testament to the resilient of Fijians and generally to the FSC workforce as they have done a great job and to think that all that they have gone through the season will be delayed by two is again credit to the staff who have prepared so well after the setback of the weather.”
Clark also says despite the revised forecast of 1.7m tonnes of sugar from 1.9m tonnes for next year, this is still higher than the actual 2017 production figures of 100,000 tonnes.
FSC has also announced the 2018 crushing season with Labasa Mill to being crushing on the 19th of June, Lautoka Mill on the 3rd of July and the Rarawai Mill on the 17th of July.