Coke Setting Up Bottling Ops in Laos

BANGKOK: ThaiNamthip Limited, Coca-Cola’s bottling partner in Thailand, is forming a joint venture entity with PT Construction Co., Ltd. a Laos-based company, for the bottling and distribution of Coca-Cola sparkling and still beverages in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The new venture will immediately expand the availability of Coca-Cola’s products in the Lao market, to include Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid and Namthip drinking water.