|The Honourable Satya Veyash Faugoo, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security visited the Flexi-Factory of Omnicane at La Baraque, on Tuesday 19th October 2010. He was accompanied by Mr. Chettandeo Bhugun, acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and Dr Dhaneswar Dumur, Special Technical Advisor of the Minister. They were welcomed by Mr. Jacques M. d’Unienville, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Omnicane, Mr. Jack Kong Win Chang, Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Lindsay Fayolle, Operations Manager, Mr. Daniel Thevenau, Site Manager and Mr. Rajiv Ramlugon, Safety & Environmental Manager of Omnicane Milling Operations Limited as well as Mr. François Audibert, Chief Operations Officer of Omnicane Limited – Agricultural Operations. |
After a presentation of Mr. d’Unienville of the different components and operations of Omnicane as well as the other projects to be initiated in 2011, the guests visited the Plantation White Sugar Warehouse, the sugar mill and the sugar refinery. They then set for Britannia to see mechanical harvesting of potato. At Mon Trésor , Honourable Satya Veyash Faugoo and his party watched the mechanical harvesting of one of the sugar cane fields of Omnicane. “Seeing is believing. What Omnicane has achieved in the sector in a very short time is an example of the reform that had to be implemented for the company to increase its milling and refinery productions. I hope that Omnicane does go all that quick in the energy sector to increase its bagasse capacity as well as the bio-ethanol production project. As for potato, I have noted that they are of excellent quality and I hope with the participation of all stakeholders in this sector, we shall attain self-sufficiency in this commodity”, stated Honourable Satya Veyash Faugoo, after his visit. “Very impressive. It is really a model of flexi factory not only for the region but for the whole world. Congratulations and best of luck. The good work should continue”, wrote the Honourable Satya Veyash Faugoo in the visitor’s book of Omnicane.