Fiji: cement supply to normalise soon

Fiji: cement supply to normalise soon
Published: 14 July 2009

Cement supply in Fiji will normalise from next week, says Josese Daveta, general manager of Fiji Industries Ltd, Fiji’s major supplier of cement.

The company was recently hit by a setback in the supply of clinker, which forced it to import 2060t of cement to cater for local demand.
“A shipment of cement came in last week but the clinker will be arriving on July 24, a day later than we had originally expected.  Following that, cement supply should normalise,” Daveta told Fijilive.

Last week, Fijilive first reported the shortage of cement supply, with FIL chair Sereana Qoro later saying that the organisation was obliged to manufacture to international standards and therefore had to wait for the arrival of good quality clinker.

FIL is currently supplying a number of major construction projects, among them the US$30m Tappoo City project now underway in Suva which has a total cement demand of 2000t.