Agri Minister sees production hikes in sugar, rice

Noel Holder

Agriculture Minister Noel Holder says that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) projects consecutive yearly increases to its sugar production from 2019 through 2021.

Holder announced this yesterday, during his contribution to the 2018 budget debate.

“Mr. Speaker, 2018 is the first year in which the sugar industry production has been restricted to three operating factories – Albion, Blairmont and Uitvlugt. Production from these have been significantly strong[er] than that achieved in 2017 when the combined output was 88,000 tonnes of sugar,” Holder said, while stating that the Ministry and the sugar company are confident that they will surpass their current production target of 103,000 tonnes…..

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