Belgian ambassador Patrick Renault and Bundaberg Sugar southern operations general manager Ray Hatt at the Millaquin Mill. Photo: Mike Knott bel2109a
Belgian ambassador Patrick Renault and Bundaberg Sugar southern operations general manager Ray Hatt at the Millaquin Mill. Photo: Mike Knott bel2109a

Belgian ambassador visits Bundy

THE business bond between Belgium and Bundaberg was strengthened this week, when the Belgian ambassador to Australia visited the city.

Belgian ambassador Patrick Renault toured Bundaberg Sugar and Walkers Engineering during a two-day tour of the area, which began on Monday.

Mr Renault arrived with the board of directors of Finasucre, Bundaberg Sugar’s Belgium-based parent company.

“The size of Millaquin Mill is impressive,” he said.

“The $40 million renovation over four years is a good sign for the company, and for the region and the future of sugar in Bundaberg.”

Mr Renault said it was a shame he was unable to visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery during his stay, but hoped to see it on his next visit.

Bundaberg Sugar southern operations general manager Ray Hatt said the visit was positive for the region’s sugar future.



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