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Mauritius – Sugar output to be more than doubled by Omnicane unit [Registered]

Leading Mauritian sugar producer, Omnicane, expects the launch of a new factory this year to boost its refined sugar production by 63%. “We are completing the sugar refinery, which we hope will reach cruising speed by June this year. This will help to increase our production of refined sugar to about 170,000 tonnes this year from 104,000 tonnes in 2010,” Jacques d’Unienville, chief executive at Omnicane, told Reuters. The company said it expected the Rs6.3 billion ($207 million) “flexi-factory” to produce 200,000 tonnes of sugar per year, roughly two-fifths of Mauritius total sugar exports. However, Mr d’Unienvielle also warned of…

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