FIJI: Labasa mill begins crush while others come online slowly

Published: 06/29/2012, 11:30:48 AM

Crushing in Fiji's Labasa sugar mill commenced Friday, according to FijiLive.

This was confirmed to FijiLive by Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) chairman Abdul Khan.

"We expect to crush 520,000 metric tonnes of cane for this season," said Khan. He said so far there have been no problems faced and everything is going according to plan.

He also said the Penang and Lautoka mills are progressing slowly with the crushing. The Rarawai mill is expected to start crushing next month.