Angola: Huambo province to have mineral water bottling unit

11 September 2008

Huambo, Angola, 11 Sept – Angola’s Huambo province is, by next November, to have a mineral spring water bottling factory named “Água da Tchipipa,” according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The factory is owned by businessman Gildo Coelho da Cruz and is projected to have a capacity to fill 14,000 bottles per day, at an estimated investment of US$5 million.

The factory is being built on an agricultural farm plot on the outskirts of Tchipipa, some 23 kilometres to the north of the city of Huambo.

Coelho da Cruz told Angop that the factory would have water collection tanks with a capacity of 145,000 cubic metres and a laboratory.

“We will do microbial tests on the water, despite having an intelligent filling system, as if there is any type of anomaly, both in terms of impurities or bacteria it cuts off production,” he noted.

The new factory is expected to create 200 direct and indirect jobs. (macauhub)