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Labasa Sugar Mill starts crushing season

June 19, 2018 1:05 am

The Labasa Sugar Mill is the first to start the 2018 crushing season.

Tipping the first load of cane into the crusher today, Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere says he has faith that the Mill will also be first in performance as well.

He says about $7million has been spent in the off season capex and maintenance to ensure the mill performs much better than last year.

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Last year the Mill faced a few challenges due to a problem with its shredder which is now fixed.

Ratu Wiliame has urged cane farmers to continue to ensure sufficient cane supply so crushing runs smoothly.

“The Labasa Sugar Mill contributes around 44 percent of the total sugar tonnage, which is significant. The company acknowledges that the growth will come from the North.”

The Labasa Sugar Mill aims to crush 700,000 tonnes of cane this season.

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