EBRD BOOSTS GROWING UZBEK BREWER

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) is lending Uzbekistan brewer Mekhnat Pivo Euro 6.3 million to support ambitious investment plans focused on the purchase of new brewing and fermentation-maturation equipment. The brewer - said an EBRD note - plans to improve operational productivity and strengthen its marketing and distribution. Tashkent-based Mekhnat Pivo's brewery produces beer in bottles, kegs and PET bottles. The company started to develop its own distribution network last year. The EBRD's Fernand ...


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