Month: July 2012

CAEI Suppliers Receive RD$11.7 Million

SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS. Sugar cane suppliers of the CAEI Consortium, received during the last harvest season, a total of RD$11.7 million in products and services,  at no financial cost, within the framework of an assistance program the agroindustry has been developing in favor of producers.

The information was provided by the CAEI Executive VP, Alberto Potes, whom announced that next Friday, the consortium will pay the suppliers their final payment for all sugar cane harvested in the last season.

Potes congratulated the sugar cane producers for the good practices implemented during the harvest and for their due compliance with the Human Rights policies CAEI abides by, based on zero tolerance to child labour, just compensation, zero discrimination, freedom of association, prohibition of forced labour and free movement.

During a meeting held with sugar cane suppliers, held at the Club Los Robles of the Christopher Columbus Sugar Mill, Potes elaborated that the producers received compost, herbicides and seeds. They were also benefited with technical assistance and land harrowing services, asides cutting, hoisting and transportation of the sugar cane at market rates.

Potes pointed out that this technical assistance and financial aid program is part of the value proposals made by CAEI to increase the productivity of the sugar cane suppliers, to generate new jobs, and contribute to the sustainability of the business. He reiterated that sugar cane producers play a significant role in the CAEI expansion plans and hope that for the next harvest these will increase their supply from 110,000 to 130,000 sugar cane tons.

He also emphasized that CAEI is facilitating access to the producers to their agricultural capacities so they can attain a better rendering for their yield. He précised that producers are benefiting with technology transfers in soil management, irrigation, drainage and field design; all of these areas currently being worked on by the consortium together with agricultural experts.

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CAEI has as foundation, a close and long-term relationship with its suppliers, through which these receive just and timely payment, according to their yield in sugar production, Potes indicated. Through this program we promote a new working schematic so producers can achieve a greater rendering of their sugar cane fields and cost reduction, featuring technical assistance to increase productivity.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Hoy

 

SPORTS CIRCUIT WILL BENEFIT COMMUNITY IN PEDERNALES

EGE HAINA executives and the Dominican Cycling Federation (FeDoCi), announced the celebration of the First Mountain Bike Competition in Juancho-Los Cocos, on Saturday August 11th, in the Los Cocos Wind Park, located in Juancho, Pedernales.

The circuit will feature an 18Km run for all elite categories and 4.3 run for amateur riders.

Information was offered during a press conference hosted in the EGE HAINA Corporate offices, headed by Tito Sanjurjo, the EGE HAINA GM, whom informed the category classification: Individual, Male, Female and Youth, Open, Open Team A: Male 40+ and Youths below 15yrs, Open Team B: a sum of ages not surpassing 80yrs, Master Couple: total age between 80 and 100yrs; Senior Couple: Age total over 101yrs, Mixed Couple: Male and Female, and Amateur: Legal Age rookies and youths below 13yrs.

About EGE Haina:

EGE Haina is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Hoy

Sugar Production Increased This Year

CAEI: Sugar Production Increased This YearSAN PEDRO DE MACORIS. The CAEI Consortium, produced 74,302 metric tons of sugar during the current crop, an increase by 5.79% versus the previous harvest which yielded 70,236 metric tons. During the shift which recently concluded, the total mill was 813,797 metric tons of sugar cane, while the past harvest yield was 707,818 tons.

This year, CAEI made significant improvements in mill design; they also installed and began operating a cooling tower and water treatment plant.

This tower diminishes the temperature used in the sugar production process, at the same time that it reduces the consumption of same, and achieves better quality control of the water, and contributes to protecting the machinery and all equipments involved in the production process.

The purpose of this cooling tower is to eliminate the use of river water to cool the mill, in a way that only the water coming from the process is solely used. Later the used water is channeled to the treatment plant, thus ensuring due compliance with all environmental regulations.

CAEI also continues supporting sugar cane producers using fertilizers, herbicides and seeds, as well as the renovation of all fields, at no financial cost, hence seeking for the latter to improve their productivity and integrate to the mill chain of value. The consortium as considered its sugar cane providers as a fundamental pillar and component of its expansion plans projected for 2020, in which it aspires to mill 2.5 million tons of sugar cane.

About CAEI:

CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

SOURCE: Hoy