If the state-owned National Water Commission (NWC) seeks to compete with private sector firms in the commercial operation of bottled water locally, it could possibly create distortions in the market, according to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ).Moreover, such distortion could result in disinvestment by some firms already in the business, according to a statement from PSOJ President Paul Scott. Last week, The Gleaner reported that the NWC has the capacity to supply almost 50 per cent of bottled water to companies in Jamaica, but has held back from producing and distributing its branded product commercially. The company has been bottling water with the NWC label for about 15 years, but solely for the purpose of giving them away at events and functions. NWC’s Communication Manager … Next »
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