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Madagascar: Three small sugar factories built to meet the demand of sugar in the local market

A project of creation of three small sugar factories should soon see the day in Madagascar.

Funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and various donors, the project aims to establish nurseries inviting sugar cane planted over 15 hectares from November next and which will then be sent for a sugar production in the three small established factories in Miandrivazo, Vohemar and Anosy regions as reported by the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.
"The establishment of these mini-sugar confectionery is part of a pilot project that will be spread over five years. During this period, we will see the breakeven and prepare materials that will be made available to interested economic operators ", says Gaetan Ramindo, CEO of Malagasy Centre Cane and Sugar (CMCS).
Other similar production units built by the private sector should allow in the coming years to meet the demand of the local market in sugar and toss the makings of a sustainable sugar industry for export to foreign markets.
According to the latest figures provided by the CMCS, the total production of sugar in the island is estimated annually at some 98.004 tons. However, the tonnage is below demand of the local market in sugar which is close to the 160,000 tons per year.

Antso Rajaona

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