By Owain Johnson

Venezuelan brewing giant Cerveceria Regional has begun remodelling work at its Cagua site as part of its plan to triple the plant's production capacity.

The company plans to complete the expansion project in either September or October. An Italian company, Sig Simonazzi, is carrying out the remodelling.

The first stage of the process involves the construction of a new production line, the fourth at the factory. When the line is running at capacity, it will process 120,000 bottles per hour. The new line is scheduled to be completed within the next 60 days.

The company recently decided to press ahead with its expansion plans despite falling demand in Venezuela as a result of the economic recession in the politically unstable country.