The closure was recommended by the Fiji Sugar Corporation acting Chief Executive Officer John Prasad at a meeting of the FSC board held in Lautoka on Thursday.
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The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation is reporting that the self-appointed leader, Voreqe Bainimarama, says consultations need to be carried out first before a decision is made to close down the Rarawai Sugar Mill in Ba.
Bainimarama said wide consultations with stakeholders will determine the impacts of the proposed mill closure.
Prasad had recommended the Rarawai Mill close down because of high overheads.
He says farmers in the area can be given the opportunity to build the volume of sugar cane which can be transported to the other mills for processing.
Prasad says FSC has faced some significant problems and the closure of the Rarawai Mill will help alleviate the situation.