Provincial Secretary for Science and Technological Development Professor Dr. Dragoslav Petrovic opened on Friday in Vladimirci, in the municipality of Alibunar, a plant for production of mineral and table water within the company Eko Centar. It is the 86th new-technology plant, in which the Province has invested 6 million dinars, while the total investment value of the project is 12.7 million dinars. Implementation of this project will enable the employment of 40 people.
The business-production facility Eko Centar is built on a lot of 29 ares, on which there is a 400 square meter hall. The company has a research-exploitation well 141 meters deep, with the diameter of 216 mm and the flow rate of 3-5 liters of water per second. In the treatment process, spring water is enriched with active oxygen and liquid minerals, while its quality is checked by the Public Health Institute on a regular basis. Water is bottled in PET and polycarbonate bottles (15 and 19 liters), with the possibility of up to 50 refills.
Eko Centar Director Aleksandar Panajotov expressed gratitude to the Government of Vojvodina for its contribution to the opening of the plant. When it comes to business plans, Mr. Panajotov expressed a hope that the company would expand its operations to surrounding countries over the next five years.