By JUDITH NAMUTOWE –
THE construction of the pharmaceutical plant by NRB Pharma Zambia Limited has advanced and the project is set for hand-over in September
Last year, the Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone (LS-MFEZ) signed the first lease agreement with NRB Pharma Zambia Limited, which is establishing the first World Health Organisation (WHO)-certified pharmaceutical plant in Southern Africa.
Project manager Festus Ntinda said the construction works had reached an advanced stage and the company was targeting to hand over the project for commencement of production by September this year.
Mr Ntinda said this when the Parliamentary Committee on Economic Affairs, Energy and Labour toured the LS-MFEZ on Monday.
He said the project was moving on as scheduled and that the machinery, which cost the company US$4 million, had since arrived in the country.
The project has created more than 300 jobs directly and indirectly.
NRB has come on board with $10 million worth of investment.