Bolivian packaging group Envibol has signed contracts with European suppliers to implement its glass plant.

Italian companies Bottero, Antonini, Zecchetti and French inspection group Tiama have all signed contracts with the Bolivian government, which is constructing the plant.

The new glass plant in the municipality of Zudáñez is expected to produce 120 tons of glass per day, that is, more than 200,000 glass containers per day.

The glass packaging company was created by a Bolivian government’s Supreme Decree in April 2015, with the aim of manufacturing and marketing glass containers.

Officials of the Bolivia-based Productive Public Company of Glass Containers (Envibol), a subsidiary of the Public Enterprises Development Service (Sedem), signed contracts with the overseas officials in Chuquisaca last year.

The glass plant’s operation will generate approximately 150 direct and over 500 indirect jobs.