Fiji: The technical issue resulting in the stoppage of sugar mills have affected the mills’ capacity of sugar production.
According to the Fiji Sugar Corporation, the Lautoka mill was stopped for 23 hours due to mechanical problems caused at the front end of the powerhouse of the mill. Outside stops of three hours were directly associated with rain which brought relief after a long dry spell.
The Lautoka mill has crushed more than 30,000 tonnes of cane per week and last week it has crushed 30,138 tonnes of cane. Labasa mill crushed 25,750 tonnes, while Rarawai mill crushed 27,018 tonnes.
The three sugar mills have crushed a total 964,340 tonnes of cane till September 15.
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