Finance Minister Professor Biman Prasad said that there is a need for lots of money and time to fix the damage done to the sugar sector due to years of mismanagement and neglect, reports Fbcnews.
He was speaking during a budget consultation at Vunimoli Primary School when he was asked about the plans to fix the railway network to assist cane farmers.
Some farmers have raised concerns over the rising cost of delivering cane to the mills.
The sugar industry and the Fiji Sugar Corporation have been mismanaged over the last decade, said Prasad.
We are taking steps to ensure that the sugarcane farmers at the farmer level get more incentives so that they can produce more cane, he said.