FSC to be privatized: Singh

January 11, 2023 11:00 am

Fiji Sugar Corporation. [File Photo]

Minister for Sugar and Multi-Ethnic Affairs Charan Jeath Singh says the ministry will privatize the Fiji Sugar Corporation.

He says he is committed to remodelling FSC and has a fair idea of the planned changes.

He says he wants FSC to run independently and be financially stable.

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Minister for Sugar, Charan Jeath Singh. [Source: Fiji Government] 

Singh says the Corporation should finance itself and not rely on the Government.

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During the event, the minister pleaded with landowners to assist farmers by availing the land to enable cane farmers to increase and improve production.

[Source: Fiji Government]

He has also indicated that there are plans to improve the railway system as transportation during harvesting season is costly to farmers and millers.

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Singh highlighted this during his visit to the North where he was accorded a traditional welcome by the people of Wailevu.

[Source: Fiji Government]

The minister will be touring parts of the Northern Division today and tomorrow.