15 Jul 2009

Fiji Industries Ltd says country's cement supply back normal next week

10:24 am on 15 July 2009

Fiji Industries Ltd says cement supply in the country will normalise from next week.

The company was recently hit by a setback in the supply of clinker, a raw material used in the manufacture of cement, which forced it to import 2060 tonnes of cement to cater for local demand.

Josese Daveta, the general manager for Fiji's major supplier of cement says a shipment of cement came in last week but the clinker will be arriving on July 24, a day later than had originally expected.

He told Fiji Live that following that, cement supply should normalize.

Last week, Fiji Live 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 multi-million dollar Tappoo City project now underway in Suva which has a total cement demand of 2000 tonnes.