In developing countries, the demand for bottled water is driven by many factors: lack of potable ground water, lack of reliable or safe municipal water in many urban areas, chemical and organic pollution of ground water /well water, and lack of convenience relative to boiling or otherwise treating accessible but potentially contaminated water, low promotional activities.

The underlying justifications to consider the establishment of treated water bottling plant are:

·         the presence of attractive and ever growing  unsatisfied demand  for bottled water,

·         the availability  of sufficient ground Mineral Water in  the project locality,

·         the attractive financial reward and

·         the  ease of use of environmental friendly  state of the art  technology .

The need for water is strongly ascending which is not only important for domestic purpose but also for the development activities in both agricultural and industrial sectors. Any developmental activity is related, either directly or indirectly, with water utilization.

                                                                                       

After a thorough consideration and evaluation of the prevailing business conditions in the mining and industrial sector, Sisay Investment Group anticipated Mineral Water Bottling Industry. The Project was planned to be established in 2016. It was found that the situation is very attractive and encouraging to realize the project and create additional job opportunity to citizens.

Among all investment opportunities of this time, priority was given to mineral water production.  Land for this mineral water production industry is acquired  within the Sebeta Hawas Wereda, AA Special Zone of Oromia,. It was aimed to produce a sustainable mineral water from the new well (Bore Hole) to be drilled in the above mentioned locality, which is proposed by water sector professionals.

The project investment cost is about Birr 100,000,000 of which Birr 40 % is from the promoter own equity and 60 % is expected from bank loan. The disbursements of the capital is  39.72 %  is for machinery purchase, 14.06% is the cost of factory  building construction , 24.42 %  is the cost of vehicles and 20.80 % is for  working capital and the remaining 1 %  is  for  furniture’s  and  pre-operating costs.

The factory at full scale has the capacity to produce 80,000 litters per day and then gradually increases the production level to achieve the full capacity of 100,000 litres mineral water per day. The products will be bottled in 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2 litters containing bottles.

This offers customers with the best solution as it offers highly purified and treated water at relatively low price and satisfying the needs and wants of the customers. The market niche anticipated is mostly national and the neighboring and middle east countries.

The promoted project is to produce bottled mineral water satisfying the national demand and foreign export planned in three phased projects, comprising:

·         Walia Mineral Water Bottling Factory,

·         Walia Carbonated water production

·         Walia Juice & other hot Production.

Manpower  

The importance of human resource is vital to the success of any organization, availability of management and technical personnel. Therefore, the numbers of qualified and competent employees necessary for the project are estimated to be at present three hundred forty two and are subject to increase.