The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Major pharmaceuticals factory opened in Kandahar

“Economic freedom the responsibility of the country’s investors,” Minister Khairkhwa

KANDAHAR: The first phase of a major pharmaceutical manufacturing plant (Snow Pharma), has been inaugurated in the country’s southern Kandahar province, the provincial government office said in a statement Tuesday. The company Snow Pharma, complying all international standard products, has been funded by 71 shareholders from the country’s national traders at a cost of 50 million U.S. dollars with over 600 workers producing a large amount of medicine needed in the country, the statement said. “The factory’s first phase, which has now been utilized, can produce 5.6 million tablets, 2 million capsules and 60,000 bottles of syrup in an eight-hour work time,” Mohammad Sayeed Siddiqi in charge of the company said at the opening ceremony as quoted by the statement. According to the statement, the two remaining phases are expected to be inaugurated in the near future. Acting Minister of Information and Culture Mawlavi Khairullah Khairkhwa also spoke in the inauguration ceremony, saying ensuring economic freedom was the responsibility of the country’s investors. “I am pleased to attend the ceremony of one of the major and standardized factories [Snow Pharma] in the country’s southern province. According to the minister, the construction of factories helps the economic status further enrich and stand on its feet. He asked the country’s traders to invest inside Afghanistan in order to help stand on its economic feet on one side and on the other, their capital to be protected, as security is now ensured countrywide. According to the country’s National Food and Drug Agency, 86 pharmaceutical factories have so far been available in the country, of which 60 are operational with more than 610 types of products which can meet 70 percent of the country’s drug needs. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.