Over 20 thousand hectares of sugarcane damaged lands are cultivated.
The managing director of the Sugarcane Development Company and Its Auxiliary Industries said, "We will be cultivating over 20 thousand hectares of lands damaged in recent floods during a 45-day period to compensate some of our damages in the coming years."
According to ISNA, Abd Ali Nasseri told reporters on the sideline of a site visit of Razi Pulp and Alcohol Manufacturing Factory made by a member of the Expediency Discernment Council on Sept. 27, "This year for the first time in the history of sugarcane cultivation, over 20 thousand hectares of Sugarcane Development's lands belonging to its seven companies which were damaged by flood will be cultivated during a period of 45 days."
Referring to the plans of compensating the damages of droughts and floods, he added, "The Sugarcane Development Company with over 84 thousand hectares of land, despite last year's drought and flood is attempting to cultivate 20 thousand hectares of damaged lands during a period of 45 days as per a precise planning to be able to compensate some of its damages incurred in the coming years."
The managing director of the Sugarcane Development Company and Its Auxiliary Industries said, "The Company has tried to meet the requirement and prevent the artificial shortages on the sugar market by issuing permission licenses of importing over 100 thousand tons of raw sugar along with its production which prevents the shortage of sugar in addition to creating surplus value."
Emphasizing the environmental approaches of the company, Nasseri stated, "The maximum use of sugarcane drainage in its recycling process and its combination with irrigating water for the irrigation of farms and the cultivation of crops with this drainage water as well as helping to supply water right of wetlands are the most important environmental activities of the Company."
He continued, "The attempt to establish a paper mill with the production capacity of 200 thousand tons of printing and writing paper as its last loop of its auxiliary industries by using the National Development Fund for its investment is one of the company's plans, and we are also working to put the complex on operation."