Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage company, plans to invest 300 million USD in Vietnam over the next three years, the corporation announced on October 26.

Muhtar Kent, the company's chairman and CEO, said the company would focus on building new infrastructure, creating new jobs, developing stronger partnerships with local consumers and investing in thousands of communities across the country.

The new investment, which will commence in 2013, will bring the total investment made by the company and its bottling partners in the country during 2010-15 to 500 million USD.

The company made its first appearance in Vietnam in 1960.-VNA