Dutch brewer Heineken is planning to build a multi-beverage facility in Timor-Leste, a move that will create around 200 direct an 800 indirect jobs.

The company and East Timor government have signed an agreement to this effect, reports AFP.

The proposed facility, in the south-east Asia country, will see an investment of up to $45m, reports the news agency.

Construction on the proposed plant will begin this year.

Upon completion, the plant will be capable of producing a wide range of drinks including beer, soft drinks and water, according to Heineken’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.

Earlier in June 2014, Heineken announced plans to open a new brewery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in a move to expand its presence in Africa, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Heineken Africa and the Middle East Operations president Siep Hiemstra was then quoted by online.wsj.com as saying that the company could not cater to Addis Ababa from its existing two breweries in the region.

"So this will strengthen our position in the country," added Hiemstra.

Heineken is also planning to source 60% of the raw materials such as barley and cassava that are used to produce beer, locally, by 2020.