Inadequate, pricey and not in demand

-low sugar supply slows Enmore packaging plant

Low sugar production and the lack of markets for packaged sugar has seen the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) Enmore packaging plant functioning at a low level.

The US$12.5 million sugar packaging facility’s potential is tied to the sugar production of the Enmore estate but over the years, that has been low and the plant has not reached its full capacity. The plant, which was made possible due to assistance from the European Union, was originally intended to package up to 80,000 tonnes of sugar annually.

In 2011, when the factory was commissioned, GuySuCo was packaging roughly 8000 tonnes of sugar and three years on, it is packaging around 12,000 tonnes annually at the  …To continue reading, login with an active account or subscribe now.

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