Angola: Mineral water bottling unit re-launches production after 30-year stoppage

3 April 2008

Luanda, Angola, 3 April – The Santa Isabel mineral water bottling plant in Ndalatando, in Angola’s Kwanza Norte province, is due to re-launch production in May after a stoppage period of 30 years, the chemical engineer responsible for the water’s quality. Fabrício Vieira told Angolan newspaper in Jornal de Angola.

Set up in 1940 to supply better quality water to the inhabitants of Salazar, a town now known as Ndalatando, Santa Isabel mineral water was also sold in Portugal and other European countries.

Vieira said that, after production stopping in 1978, the unit began to be refurbished in June last year, and is now able to bottle 168,000 units per day.

Vieira added that as soon as the unit is reopened wholesale points will be set up in the provinces of Luanda, Benguela and Lubango, from which other regions of the country will be supplied.

The bottled water, according to the engineer, will have medicinal properties, particularly for curing gastrointestinal problems. (macauhub)