Minister of Industry and Trade Medani Abbas Medani has pledged to make contacts with the Ministry of Finance in a view to exempt inputs of the Sudanese Sugar Company from customs fees to enable it to provide sugar commodity to the citizens at reasonable prices.
Medani affirmed at a meeting with the leaderships of the Sudanese Sugar Company yesterday that the Ministry of Energy and Mining is committed to provide fuel to sugar factories at the subsidized rate, referring to the importance of carrying out projects that accompany sugar industry, such as ethanol production, electricity generation and livestock production.
The minister directed the administration of the company to map out plans for removing challenges facing performance, referring to the possibility of finding financing opportunities in light of the openness Sudan experiences now to the external world.
On his part, the Director General of the Sudanese Sugar Company, Engineer Saif-Eddin Ahmed Suliman, pointed out that imported sugar poses the biggest threat to the local production of the commodity, stressing the need to control the importation of this strategic commodity.
He expected that the production of the company for 2019-2020 season would reach 217000 tons of sugar, compared to 199,000 tons in the previous season.
He explained that the area cultivated with sugarcane at the company this season amounted to 79,000 feddans, while that of the previous season reached 81,000 feddans.