RAMALLAH/ISTANBUL (Ma’an) — A Palestinian company producing Coca Cola products has won the international group’s first award for sustainable development in Africa and Eurasia.

The National Beverage Company Coca Cola/Cappy received the top award at a ceremony in Istanbul last week, among 96 Coca Cola bottling partners operating the regions.

“For more than 14 years, the company has been producing a variety of high quality local and international beverages including juices, carbonated drinks, and mineral waters,” the company’s general manager Imad Al-Hindi told Ma’an.

“The Palestinian market is full of obstacles and hardships, which the company turned into motives to serve the Palestinian society,” he added.

The company, based in Ramallah, holds the license for producing Coca Cola products in Palestine. Chaired by Zahi Khouri, the group sponsors projects to support youth and children, sports, health, environment and education in Palestine.