A long awaited glass manufacturing facility has been given a loan to ensure it starts production.

Argentina’s Vidrios Riojanos, a glass producer owned by the government of La Rioja province in Argentina, has received a federal government loan of ARS 900mn (€7.78million, US$ 9million) to build a wine glass bottles factory capable of 100,000 units per day in la Rioja.

The facility is expected to begin production operations in August 2022. It will manufacture green and flint bottles and will help meet the shortfall in wine bottles.

The facility is expected to have a 45/tonne day furnace as well as two production lines. The project was first suggested in 2015 but ran out of funding until now.