Africure Pharmaceuticals plans new manufacturing facility in Zimbabwe

Published: 3-Jul-2019

The plant near Harare will start construction after an environmental impact assessment by the Scientific and Industrial Research Development Centre

Africure Pharmaceuticals Zimbabwe has announced plans to build a new pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Mt Hampden, about 20 km north west of Harare. The plant will be part of a development expected to cut reliance on foreign drugs and create more jobs for local citizens.

The company plans to construct the plant in collaboration with Innovata Pharmaceuticals of South Africa. The value of the project has not been announced.

The critical project would be undertaken, but only after an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been obtained. Africure has contracted the Scientific and Industrial Research Development Centre (SIRDC) to conduct an EIA study for this project.

The company stated that the facility would be Mt Hampden, Zvimba District, Mashonaland West Province.

"The proposed project site is Lot 1 Shamwari Road. In addition to the manufacturing plant, other structures to be constructed on site include effluent treatment plant, offices, warehouses and other ancillary facilities," the company said in a statement.

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