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President Lukashenko is satisfied with the results of his visit to the Belarusian-Austrian company Yelizovo Glass Plant

10.02.2006

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has visited Yelizovo Glass Plant.
Belarusian-Austrian company Yelizovo Glass Plant located in the town of Yelizovo (Mogilev region) is the largest glass container producer in the country.

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has visited Yelizovo Glass Plant. As part of his working visit to Mogilev region the head of state has got himself familiar with prospects of the national glass industry development.
Belarusian-Austrian company Yelizovo Glass Plant located in the town of Yelizovo (Mogilev region) is the largest glass container producer in the country.
The plant is the core enterprise of the town and employs around 1,000 people. In 2002-2005 the company underwent a USD 41 million modernisation.
The make is compliant with Belarusian and international standards. The company has been awarded several times for active participation in specialised exhibitions, a wide choice of products available as well as high quality of the make supplied on the home and foreign markets.Thanks to fulfilment of a large investment project to reconstruct and retool the plant, new European level glass production facilities were set up. In 2005 the company had 25 kinds of glass containers in stock.
The president of Belarus is satisfied with the results of his visit to the Yelizovo glass plant. “The company produces favorable impression. It is no longer a semi-destroyed plant it used to be in 2002 when there was an urgent need to save the situation and, first of all, people,” Alexander Lukashenko emphasized at a sitting dedicated to the glass industry development held at the plant.He said that the foreign investor – Austrian company ATEC has fulfilled its investment and social obligations in full. About USD 41 million were invested in company’s reconstruction. According to the president the company managed to set up a competitive production of highly demanded goods. “This is an example of how both the private and state capitals should work,” the president added.
He noted that today “another page in the company’s history has been turned – production of a new type of glass containers has been launched”.
A project to produce narrow-mouth brown beer bottles at the Belarusian-Austrian Yelizovo Glass Plant will fully satisfy the demand of domestic breweries for European style bottles. The production is scheduled for launch for Q1 2005. Investments are expected to make USD 15 million.

Supervisor of the plant’s workshop #2 reconstruction project Alexander Gumen told BelTA, the investor is Austrian glass holding ATEC, which has supplied hi-tech equipment to the Belarusian plant. A new glass furnace, which launch was attended by Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko today, will be able to produce 65-75 tons of glass daily. The equipment will make 150 million bottles annually.

Source: Belarusian news agency BelTA

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