[www.inewsguyana.com] – With the second crop production tallying 143, 184 tonnes as of today, December 10 and a year- to- date total of 224,327 tonnes, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is more than likely to achieve its 2015 target within the next few days.
A release from the Government Information Agency noted that the Corporation had set its target at 227, 443 tonnes, and is just over 3,000 tonnes away from achieving it. The last time the corporation achieved a second crop target was in 2004.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Errol Hanoman had earlier told GINA that GuySuCo could likely surpass its target as well by at least 6,000 tonnes. With three estates operating, there is the likelihood of this occurring. Two Berbice estates, Albion and Rosehall, and Enmore are expected to continue operations until December 21.
It was noted that the new crop is expected to begin by the end of January, 2016. During the out-of-crop period, maintenance will be done on all the estates.
Meanwhile, the second conciliation meeting with GuySuCo, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the Ministry of Labour is set to take place on Friday, December 11.