By Team BitBol,
Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCI Pakistan) has successfully
installed four new water filtration plants for underprivileged communities in Gujranwala,
Faisalabad, Layyah and Badin. Set up in partnership with World Wide Fund (WWF), the water
filtration plants use’s leading water treatment technologies such as reverse osmosis and
ultrafiltration to produce clean drinking water.
With the addition of four new plants, the total number of water filtration plants installed across
the Country by CCI Pakistan now stands at 28. Each plant has an individual capacity of
producing up to 2,000 litres of clean drinking water per hour. CCI Pakistan’s Paani project is
serving over 1 million people with clean drinking water per day. Thus, protecting them against
critical waterborne diseases.
Waterborne diseases including typhoid, intestinal worms, diarrhoea, and gastroenteritis are
very common and rampant in Pakistan. According to International Union on Conservation of
Nature (IUCN) report, there is a 60% infant death rate caused by water-related diarrhoea in
Pakistan, highest in Asia.
Commenting on this achievement, Ahmet Kursad Ertin, General Manager CCI Pakistan said,
“Owing to the lack of facilities in underprivileged communities of Pakistan, access to clean
drinking water has always remained a major challenge. Through our CSR project ‘PAANI’, CCI
Pakistan stands committed to provide access to clean drinking water for underprivileged
communities. These filtration plants will not only provide clean drinking water for communities
but will also protect them against waterborne diseases”.
CCI Pakistan, is a subsidiary of CCI, a multi-national beverage company which operates in
Turkey, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and
Tajikistan. CCI is a key bottler company in the Coca-Cola system which produces, sells and
distributes The Coca-Cola Company beverages.