In a dinner reception party organized in Ramallah, National Beverage Company Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
Ramallah- Al-Hayat Economic- TheNational Beverage Company Coca-Cola/Cappy (NBC) marked its 20th Anniversary with a celebration and a dinner reception party which was attended by a number of officials, corporate figures and businessmen at the Millennium Hotel in Ramallah. This ceremony coincides with the events of hosting the original World Cup Trophy organized by NBC for the second day in a row.
During the dinner reception party, Ms. Hanaa Thaljiya, Representative of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) presented a gift to NBC in appreciation of the excellent organization of the hosting event of the original World Cup Trophy in Palestine.
Mr. Zahi Khouri, Chairman, and Mr. Imad al-Hindi, General Manager and NBC management team received the guests who included corporate entities, official figures, and representatives of the public and private sectors who are friends and partners of NBC. The ceremony was held at the Millennium Hotel in Ramallah.
In his opening speech, Mr. Khouri welcomed the attendants and affirmed that NBC managed to become an excellent national project and to establish its economic and social position all that time, thanks to the efforts of its employees and the support of its public and private partners. He noted that opening of Coca-Cola-Gaza factory a year and a half ago demonstrated NBC’s ability to expand and spread geographically to reach all regions out of its pursuit to contribute in finding a better future for the Gaza population and provide many employment opportunities.
Mr. Khouri affirmed that the key to NBC success after 20 years amidst the tough conditions is the investment in the Palestinian people who have strong will and hope. “We deleted the word “pessimism” from our dictionary and we continued the work”, he added. About the inception, Mr. Khouri said: “We started operation with 47 employees in 1998 and today this number increased to 660 in all of NBC factories and branches nationwide”.
Mr. Khouri referred to the sports events hosted by NBC in partnership with the Palestinian Football Association on Saturday hosting the World Cup trophy in Palestine. He emphasized that such event contributes to improving the standing of the Palestinian sports and placing Palestine among the prestigious countries in terms of sports.
On his part, Mr. al-Hindi indicated that throughout its 20-year journey, and under the directions of its Board of Directors, NBC has always been keen to contribute to changing the reality and turning the obstacles and barriers into positive incentives, and empowering the youth and children of both genders to build a better future for the next generations. He noted that NBC is one of the stories of pride drawn up by the Palestinian people.
Mr. al-Hindi explained that at the sport level, NBC has been sponsoring and supporting the local sporting clubs and their male and female teams. Further, NBC established football schools which embrace the junior players. Mr. al-Hindi also addressed NBC’s attention to support the persons with special needs and the less-privileged groups. “Supporting the persons with special needs of different ages will remain our top priority. NBC always pursues communicating with the associations and institutions which care for the adults and children with special needs to create with them a creative and sustainable partnership toward providing this group with all the rights and opportunities”, said Mr. al-Hindi.