Detroit Belarus Juice Company has started to assemble Tetrapack equipment at Bobruisk juice plant, a representative of Detroit Investments told Interfax.
The equipment is expected to be commissioned in December 2007.
As formerly reported by Interfax, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Detroit Investments invested $20 million in juice production in Belarus.
The IFC supervises the project to ensure its compliance with the international food safety and environment standards.
Initially Bobruisk plant will produce 10 million decaliters of juice a year, which will help satisfy the domestic demand and oust low quality imports.
The founders of Detroit Belarus Juice Company are Detroit Investments Ltd and the International Finance Corporation that hold 80% and 20% of the stake respectively.
Bobruisk juice plant is the second joint project of Detroit Investments and the IFC in Belarus. Their first project is Syabar Brewery CJSC, also based in Bobruisk.