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Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: An advanced vaccine manufacturing unit will come up at Andharua on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar which would produce 10 types of vaccines including Malaria and Covid-19 vaccine.

Thevaccine unit will be set by Bharat Biotech Int Ltd (BBIL), a multi-dimensional biotechnology company. Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy informed while chairing a meeting today.

Tripathy directed officials to start the ground level construction work within a fortnight and commence production of vaccine within the schedule time.

He also asked the anchor developer BBIL to set up a ‘state of art’ biotech incubation center, common facilities and IT corridor along with the first phase construction of the industry. The company was requested to promote the local start-ups.

The Chief Secretary assured that the company would be provided all support for future expansion of the unit at Andharua.

“The land is readily available at Biotech Park, Andharua for ground breaking works. The building plan as per the design has also been approved”,” informed Secretary Skill Development and Technical Education and Chairman & Managing Director IDCO Sanjay Kumar Singh.

Presenting their preparedness, Chairman and Managing Director BBIL Krishna Ella said, “The total investment would be around Rs.300 crore. Best of the technology will be put in the unit”.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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