Wrigley will complete construction of its new, $25 million plant in Petersburg in the first quarter of 2004, Igor Savelyev, acting director of the company's Russian management has told Rosbalt. The new plant will produce chewing gum and Orbit drops that until now have been shipped to Russia from Wrigley plants in Europe as well as other products. Wrigley's original plant in Petersburg, with planned production capacity of 15,000 tons of chewing gum a year, opened in 1999 at a cost of $70 million.
The Lithuanian Poles are determined to prevent the construction of refugee camps for migrants in their villages. They are extremely concerned with the foreign policy line of the Lithuanian authorities