July 17, 2013

$2million for wharf repairs

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation has spent about $2million for the replacement of a dolphin at Malau Wharf in Labasa.

The dolphin is part of the wharf infrastructure that is used to moor a ship.

FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said the dolphin replacement was part of infrastructural maintenance undertaken at the wharf.

"We have not completed maintenance work yet but we hope to have all works completed by the end of the month in ample time for the sugar ship to arrive," he said.

"This is a replacement of a complete dolphin and the cost is about $2million."

Mr Khan said the first ship was expected to arrive at the wharf early next month.

"The first shipment this year, out of Labasa, will be in the first week of August," he said.

In regards to the mill operation, Mr Khan earlier said: "Over the past few years, we have managed to lift the efficiency of the mill because of proper maintenance and addressing areas that triggered problems in the past."

The mill is expected to process 540,000 tonnes of sugar cane and produce about 54,000 tonnes of raw sugar this year.

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