Rwanda Prime Minsiter Pierre Damien Habumuremyi on Wednesday inaugurated a Euros25million-state-of- the art New Soft Drink Plant in Kicukiro, which will see Rwandans access high quality soft drinks in the future. The move is also expected to raise the soft drinks production in the country by 47 percent.
At his arrival at Bralirwa, the Premier paid homage to Bralirwa staff killed in 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and later on toured the Bralirwa Soft Drink Plant located in Kicukiro district in Kigali city.
Habumuremyi said that he was impressed with the new technology that Bralirwa uses and pledged government towards Bralirwa and similar development initiatives in the private sector.
The New Bralirwa plant has an annual installed capacity of 726000 hl replacing old one, which had 503243 hl, a move that will facilitate the production of high quality Coca-cola products in larger quantities in Rwanda.
Bralirwa has invested Euros25 million in new line facilities to increase the production of soft drinks in Bralirwa. The state of the art automated line and its supporting utilities.
Norah Odwesso, Public Relation Director for Coca- cola central, East and West Africa region said Rwanda is the first business partner the region and there are bigger plans to increase their investments in the country in future.
This investment will allow us to improve out capacity to meet the growing demand and satisfy our consumers with high quality products” said Jonathan Hall, Bralirwa Managing Director.
Apparently, Bralirwa is also cerebrating 40 years of twinning between Cocacola & Bralirwa products. Bralirwa has since 1974 produced products such as coca-cola Fanta orange citron sprite, Krest Tonic, Vital’O and recently bringing Fanta Fiesta on board.