20 Jun 2012

PNG's Ramu Agri Industries Ltd increases sugar harvest

9:29 am on 20 June 2012

The Papua New Guinea based company Ramu Agri Industries Ltd is increasing its sugar harvest to reach a production target of 43,000 tonnes per annum over the next five years.

According to The National newspaper the company's General manager Jamie Graham says the target will meet the demands of the growing PNG market.

Mr Graham says the output target will be predominantly for the growing PNG market as the company does not export its sugar.

He says the threat of weed and pests has been controlled through the company's efficient research and development department.

Last year, Ramu Agri Industries produced about 36,000 tonnes of sugar from a total cane harvest of 397,000 tonnes.

Jamie Graham says the company is also planning to extract three million litres of ethanol per year from sugar.