An Indian entrepreneur hopes to bottle water in East Iceland and get it on the market in Asia.
RÚV reports that Pawam Mulkikar, an architect and entrepreneur from India, hopes to build a bottling plant in Borgarfjörður eystri. Sources close to RÚV say Pawam was quite taken with the small East Iceland town during a visit to Iceland, and would like to export water from there to the Asian market.
Plans for the bottling plant have reportedly been in the works for some time. The company behind the project, Vatnworks Iceland ehf., has been in talks with Borgarfjörður Shire about the idea, and it has been well received.
If the plan is approved by local authorities, exports will start off small, but could grow as the demand for clean water is expected to rise globally. The plant itself would initially only have six to eight job openings.
Icelandic bottled water is available for sale in Iceland, and can also be bought online. There is very little need for bottled water in Iceland, however, as the tap water is of the same high quality as the bottled water sold in stores.