Home | News    Saturday 13 October 2012

Jonglei: Bottled water factory to open this month


October 12, 2012 (BOR) - Jonglei Sudd Bottling limited, the only water producing factory in Bor has conducted a successful test on its water after spending ten months setting the business and will opened by the end of October.

JPEG - 786.2 kb
Bottles of water at the factory in Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan, October 12, 2012 (ST)

The factory, which has imported machines and some raw materials for the factory from India and Saudi Arabia, this manufactured a number of crates of water as sample when the factory engineers tested the machines on Friday in Bor.

JPEG - 815.6 kb
Workers taking crates of water from the production line at the water factory in Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan, October 12, 2012 (ST)

The Chief Executive Officer of the factory, Joseph Majur Akoi, who started the project in January this year explained that the main objectives of the project was to reduce the cost of water for local consumers from the current price of 2 SSP a bottle to 1 SSP besides creating jobs for unemployed young people.

“We decided to [a] build water factory in Jonglei so that the cost of water will not go beyond one [South Sudanese] pound”, said Akoi. It will also create opportunities to the youth”.

JPEG - 810 kb
Bottles of water at the factory in Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan, October 12, 2012 (ST)

In the plan, the factory will employ 400, both educated and non-educated people to handle various responsibilities in the factory.

The factory plans to produce 4,000 creates per day “but if we see that there is market, we can increase the production by putting [in] two shifts, morning shift and evening shift”, Akoi explained.

According to Majur, the factory has hired an experienced Chinese water engineer, Chang, who has pledged to work hard to make sure that the Sudd Bottling takes the first position in South Sudan.

JPEG - 830.8 kb
Workers taking crates of water from the production line at the water factory in Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan, October 12, 2012 (ST)

The factory management has opened up distribution with around 20 interested wholesalers and middlemen.

According to the Chinese engineer, the factory will produce clean water for drinking and for other purposes.

“We are making this to be very clean one. We are making our best to make sure that this factory is the best in South Sudan”, said the Chang.


info portfolio

The engineer, Chang checking the bottle labelling in the factory, October (...)
Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 13 October 2012 09:01, by Dinkawarrior

    It’s a well-designed project that will produce claean and safe drinking water! I do really appreciated our Governor Kuol Manyany Juuk for your committment.

    repondre message

    • 13 October 2012 09:53, by Dinkawarrior

      Correction!((For his commitment))
      This is a done deal which will help people for their health but not only that, there will be an employment of Youth from the City level to State and not foreigners like what you guys used to do. It’s much more better than bringing in Alcohol Factory. This is agreat ways to development!!! WE Thanks You All!!

      repondre message

      • 13 October 2012 11:16, by michael coma

        Our people are the most primitive.Can you imagine that they consider foriegners mucher than the citizen in term of work.You will see that foctory will be dominated by foriegners lets wait.

        repondre message

  • 14 October 2012 09:08, by japdy

    Thanks to sudd Bottling co. it’s such a magnificent move,let me hope they get the capacity to expand it to other states.now i wouldn’t worry about buying mineral water at higher price.
    japdy deng

    repondre message

Comment on this article


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

52nd Anniversary of the glorious October 21, 1964 Sudanese revolution 2016-10-21 12:43:46 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Friday the 21st October 2016 will mark the 52nd Anniversary of the Glorious Sudanese October 21, 1964 Revolution. On that date, my memories go far back to the unique (...)

Chemical Weapons Use in Darfur: The World walks away 2016-10-18 22:12:17 By Eric Reeves Despite overwhelming evidence of Khartoum’s use of chemical weapons in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur (western Sudan), the international community seems to be quietly walking (...)

Resources grabbing in the Nile Basin 2016-10-17 22:57:47 MISUSE, MISMANAGEMENT AND MISINVESTMENTS By Mohamed S. M. Yassin Ting Fa Margherita Chang Luca Iseppi Abstract. Historically the Nile constituted the major source of life for million of (...)


Latest Press Releases

Amnesty urges to investigate chemical weapons Sudan’s Jebel Marra 2016-10-12 12:52:01 Sudan: International chemical weapons investigation urgently needed into horrific Jebel Marra attacksAMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NEWSFLASH 11 October 2016 Sudan: International chemical weapons (...)

UNAMID JSR’s statement read to the media on peace in Darfur 2016-10-10 20:57:56 African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur Though the region of Darfur is relatively peaceful at this time, a small portion of Jebel Marra within Darfur continues to be intermittently (...)

Sudan: No justice for protester killings 2016-09-23 08:03:30 (Nairobi, September 22, 2016) – Sudanese authorities have yet to provide justice to victims of a violent crackdown on anti-austerity protesters in Khartoum in September 2013, the African Centre (...)


Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.