The new plant of beverage giant Wahaha in Wencheng, a mountainous county in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/thepaper.cn]
Beverage giant Wahaha's latest factory in the mountainous county Wencheng in East China's Zhejiang province is expected to start operating soon, local media outlets reported.
Equipped with four production lines, the 8-hectare plant is able to manufacture 600 million bottles or cans of milk beverages, pure water and mixed congee per year, yielding an annual output value of 1 billion yuan ($138 million) and paying annual taxes of over 30 million yuan.
The products will mainly target the southern areas of Zhejiang province and the northern part of neighboring Fujian province.
Thanks to Wencheng's efforts to preserve its environment and improve the water quality of the Feiyun River and Shanxi Reservoir, it was able to ink cooperation deals with Wahaha right after its chairman Zong Qinghou's field trip.
Before that, Wencheng had turned down several industrial investments worth over 20 billion yuan, leading to the local water quality ranking second only to Wahaha's base at Changbai Mountain in Northeast China's Jilin province.