Second biggest sugar group eyes 110,000 metric tons to harvest
Santo Domingo.- The Vicini group’s CAEI sugar unit launched the 220-day 2013-14 harvest in which it projects to produce 110,000 metric tons of sugar.
It said significant investments were made in recent years to expand the plantations and the mill, to grind 6,000 tons of cane per day, in addition to protecting the environment with a water-cooling tower and a waste treatment plant.
“The tower handles the factory water in a closed system and doesn’t use some other source to produce sugar, it lowers temperature and consumption, achieving a better quality control on water and helps protect the environment,” said the country’s second-biggest sugar company, quoted by listin.com.do.
CAIE said the treatment plant processes the surplus water to irrigate the plantations next to the mill. “An ambitious irrigation and drainage program was launched this year that seeks to eliminate excesses rain water in the sugarcane fields during the hurricane season, storing it in reservoirs and releasing it in the dry season.”
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