8 Mar 2010

Fiji interim PM promises revival of sugar industry

2:45 pm on 8 March 2010

Fiji's interim Prime Minister is reported to have promised the sugar industry will be revived and sustainable by 2014.

Commodore Frank Bainimarama says his administration will ensure the sugar industry is viable by that date.

Commodore Banimarama, who is also the Sugar Minister, told villagers in Nukuloa in Ba that the interim government is committed to the industry whether or not development partners are in support.

Fiji Live says the Prime Minister told the villagers that the Sugar Cane Growers Council had been disssolved to rid the industry of politics and cut the burden on farmers by reducing the levy they need to pay.