THE Wilmar Great Wall Sugar Factory in Sagaing Region plans to buy around 850,000 tonnes of sugarcane from local growers this year, the factory’s spokesperson said.
U Myint Ko Than, spokesperson, said that the factory already bought around 600,000 tonnes of sugarcane at a price of K40,000 per tonne between May and September this year from Tagaung, Htigyaing, Thabeikkyin and Katha townships.
Last year, the factory collected over 700,000 tonnes of sugarcane at a price range between K35,000 and 36,000 per tonne, he added.
Production of sugarcane plantations thriving in villages across Htigyaing Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region this month, is estimated to increase because of weather condition, said U Aung Myo Lwin, a grower from Myataung Village. He said the company provided three-year advanced payment to local growers at a price of K300,000 per acre.