Pyinmana Sugar Mill to resume crushing of sugarcane on 19 November

1 168Nay Pyi Taw, 18 Nov — The sugar mill owned by Pyinmana Sugar Mill Co Ltd in eastern part of Pyinmana in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area will come into operation for 2014-15 fiscal year as of 19 November, according to Assistant Mill Manager U Nyunt Tin.
The sugar mill opens 31 uprchase centres in Pyinmana, Pobbathiri, Dekkhinathiri, Ottarathiri and Lewe townships to purchase sugarcane from local growers.
The company buys K300,000 per ton of sugarcane this year. The company gave tractors and fertilizers to the farmers during the cultivation season, and the farmers are to pay cost of using the tractors and fertilizer to the company after selling the sugarcane.
The sugar mill plans to operate its crushing sugarcane from 19 November to 15 March this year. Last year, it could crush over 130,000 tons of sugarcane. Pyinmana Township scored top in production of sugarcane in the region, said the assistant mill manager. Ko Gyi Kyaw (Pyinmana)

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