Pacific Cement suspends export to region
July 5, 2017 12:59 am
Pacific Cement Limited has suspended all exports to the region and is only focusing on supplying cement to the local market.
Fijian Holdings Limited Group, Chief Executive, Nouzab Fareed, says the company is expected to begin full operations by September.
Fareed says the cement plant is back in operation, but operating at a lower capacity of sixty percent which will continue until the end of this month.
He says they will have to shutdown the mill to repair the plant.
“We have been selling close to 470 tonnes of cement every day for more than last five days and our competitor is doing something close to 600 tonnes of cement but overall the market needs more than this. The demand for cement had gone very high but we are confident with the planned refurbishment of the mill which we are expecting a very important component on July 22nd.”
Pacific Cement Chief Executive Officer, Sowani Tuidrola says the clinker stock is sufficient to supply cement for four months’ at full production capacity.
Pacific Cement is a subsidiary of Fijian Holdings Limited.