Work on the multimillion dollar Pepsi plant is 95 percent complete, with an initial test run of the plant expected within the next three weeks.

The project which started late last year is finally nearing completion as the bulk of the production equipment has been installed with just a few touch ups required to ensure 100 percent completion before a test run can be initiated.

Varun Beverages plant manager, Sunil Kumar Bhatt said the $30 million investment plant by Indian billionaire Ravi Jaipuria has a huge capacity to meet local demand and prepare the market for a healthy competition.

The show of confidence by the Indian investor highlights the conducive investment climate in the country as it repositions itself for new growth going into next year.

Production at the plant is expected within the next weeks according to the firm’s, Varun Beverages spokesperson Fungai Murawa.

The establishment of this plant in Zimbabwe has also opened employment opportunities for both upstream and downstream industries.