Marking its 37th facility in Chian, the Coca-Cola company opened a bottling plant in eastern Jiangxi province on June 23,the Xinhua news agency said.
Costing 100 million yuan (US$14.3 million), it belongs to a joint venture between China National Cereals, Oils & Foodstuffs Imp. & Exp. Corp. (COFCO) and Coca-Cola.
The plant, with an annual capacity of almost 500 million bottles, is in the Xiaolan Economic Development Zone of Nanchang City.
"We have announced a new two-billion-US-dollar investment package from the end of 2008, through to 2011," said Muhtar Kent, CEO Coca-Cola, according to Xinhua.
The investment will provide jobs for more than 30,000 people in China, the news agency said.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2009