Angola: New Mineral Water Plant

Ndalatando — A mineral water bottling plant was inaugurated over the weekend in Ndalatando by the governor of the north central Kwanza Norte province, Henrique Andre jr.

"Aguas Cristalinas do Kwanza Norte" has a bottling capacity of 120,000 liters per day, employing 100 workers, 90 per cent of them Angolans.

The company's general manager, Aparecido Vieira, a Brazilian national, pointed the figure of 6,5million usdollars as the full amount invested in the rehabilitation and equipping of the bottling plant.

The plant also produces its own bottles of 330mm and 1500mm, importing the raw material from Europe, while the water is pumped from the Santa Isabel water spring, considered as one of the wolrd's most crystal clear waters, according results of laboratory tests made in Brazil.

Due to its high quality, the bottling process of "Cristalis" spring water denies any kind of chemical products for its purification, mr Vieira said, adding that the plant has the production capacity to supply the domestic market and export.

First built in 1945 and closed in 1975, following the begining of the civil war, the plant, previously called "Agua da Fonte de Santa Isabel" used to supply the domestic market and export to Portugal and Japan and won high international reputation due to its medicinal traits.

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