Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries is to officially launch a manufacturing plant in the Addis Ababa. The pharmaceutical plant constructed on 40 thousand square feet is near to completion with all machinery in place according to Kelly Daniell, Communications Manager for Julphar.
The manufacturing plant is designed to manufacture different medicines in solid and liquid form it was learned. It has the capacity to produce 150 million bottles of syrup and suspension medicines as well as 500 million tablets and 107 million capsules every year.The company is yet to decide what types of medicine it will manufacture and will make its decision on the basis of the demand on the local market said Daniell. The plant plans to hire about 150 local employees for the first stage of operations and the company will bring in skilled personnel until it is able to train a local staff she added.
This will be the first manufacturing facility that Julphar will launch outside of United Arab Emirates where it is based. It is expected that a high level Emirati delegation, including Sheikh Faisal bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of Julphar, the Emirati
Ambassador and representatives of the Ethiopian government will be present at the launching ceremony to held next month.