An electric bulb manufacturing plant is to convert to become a glass container producer.

The Mailuu-Suu Electric Bulb Plant in Kyrgyzstan plans to master the production of glass containers, according to the State Property Management Agency of Kyrgyzstan.

The bulb plant also plans to expand the production of LED lamps, build a small hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 26.4 megawatts on Mailuu-Suu river and master the production of mineral glass wool for insulation of walls and floors.

A statement from the company says: “One of the main plans of the plant is to master the production of glass bottles and jars.

“At this stage, preparations for equipment installation are underway, and work on construction of an additional building is beginning.

“Moreover, the machine line for glass container production will be purchased from glass technology supplier Heye International, Germany. At least 50 new jobs will be created.”

The first finished products are planned to be manufactured at the end of this year.

Mailuu-Suu Electric Bulb Plant JSC was formed in 1966. It currently produces 40 types of incandescent electric lamps which are exported to Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

The annual financial turnover of the plant is about $11 million and it employs more than 1,300 people.