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Lautoka Mill begins crushing

June 6, 2017 5:50 am

The Lautoka Sugar Mill began its crushing season this morning.

This followed the successful opening of the Labasa sugarcane factory for crushing last Thursday.

Fiji Sugar Corporation Chief Executive, Graham Clark says they are aiming at crushing more than two million tonnes of cane this year.

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“800,000 at Labasa, 500,000 tonnes here in Lautoka and the balance will be crushed at Rarawai. So far, very smooth start in Labasa and a good start this morning in Lautoka, so this is very encouraging for the coming season.”

The mill began crushing at ten o’clock this morning. It was witnessed by stakeholders, farmers and employees of the Fiji Sugar Corporation.

Rarawai Mill will begin crushing tomorrow, which will complete the season opening for the 2017.

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