The new Elensaan millwork was created by Elen Baas.
He told Al Jazeera that the new millwork is an improvement over the original design, which was designed by Eleni Bakkis and featured a small hole in the roof.
“We are trying to create something new and something that people can be proud of,” said Elen.
“I think it is a really good product.”
Elen said he was also looking forward to seeing more of the new factory’s output, adding that it will also help improve the local economy.
“The new factory will give us more opportunities to create jobs in the region,” he said.
“It will also improve our standard of living.”
He said the new plant will create about 50 jobs, including 40 in the textile sector, while another 50 people are expected to join the new company once the new construction starts.
However, some locals have criticised the new facility for its high construction costs, while others say the factory’s plans are too ambitious.
The local government in Elen’s area is currently struggling to keep up with its own budget, with some departments having to increase spending by as much as 60%.
“It is a real shame that the government is so concerned with the price of materials and construction,” local councillor Raffaele Tosi told the Elenabadi website.
“What is the point of building a new plant if it will not contribute to the local environment?”
Meanwhile, Elen is also seeking to develop the region’s agriculture sector, with the hope that he can help local farmers grow their produce.
The new plant, he said, will help the region become a hub for growing food in the future.
“As far as farming is concerned, I hope to see it develop more and more into a hub, so that the people can have access to food,” he told Al-Jazeera.
“That is what I want to see.”
The Elenabeast project has been in the works for more than three years, but construction is set to start in the coming weeks.
The construction workers will begin laying the new building in April and are expected in the town of Tengoam in the southern part of the country by July.