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Friday, 14 December 2018

Al Bashir Ingrates Arab Factory for Drugs Factory  

The Arab Factory for Drugs was established in 2006, the project is located in Soba area, Khartoum State. The objectives of  company aims to produce market and distribute veterinary medicines through 3 production as follows: Injectable line at a capacity of 900,000 liters/year. Oral production line at a capacity of 1,800,000 liter/year. Powders and Boules production at a capacity of 180,000 Kilo/year. During year 2017, the production of human medicines have been added to the objectives of the company.

The subscribed and paid up capital is USD 42 million and shareholders are: Arab Company for Pharmaceutical Industries(ACDIMA), AAAID (The Arab Company for Industrial Investments) , Industrial  Development Bank , Veterinary Supplies Corporation ,State of South Darfur,

The President of the Republic, Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir, confirmed his support and care for every development effort and investment in the country, saying that the Arab Factory Drugs  is considered as  a comprehensive model reflecting the philosophy of partnership and the contents of Arab integration in the  industry.

 Al Bashir  expressed his pleasure while inaugurating   the opening of the Arab Factory Drugs which is considered one of the important factories in the country .

 The president stated that the factory is also considered one of  a major achievement in the developing  of the livestock sector in the Sudan and all the countries in the region through the provision of goods and services to combat  diseases .

 His Excellency said the ceremony is  a beginning of the first step in the development of the country's pharmaceutical production, expressing his thanks and appreciation to all the contributors , starting with the Arab pharmaceutical and medical supplies, the Arab Investment and Agricultural water, Arab Industrial Investment Co., Industrial Development Bank, Veterinary and Southern Darfur State Authority, stressing that these institutions, which set development as their target, are well aware of Sudan's potential for livestock and trust in the investment  and policy

 Mohammed Bin Obeid Al Mazrooei, Chairman of the Arab Investment and Agricultural Development Authority, praised the support of the Government of Sudan  and sponsorship of the Presidency , praising the president's support in  investments, sponsorship and opening of the Arab factory  drugs .

 Al Mazrouei said the  Factory represents a model for joint Arab action and a strategic project for  the Arab and African countries and  support the initiative of the President of the Republic to promote Arab food security in Sudan. "The factory  aims to settle veterinary medicines for the development of animal production in Arab countries and to cover 45% of local market needs and then export abroad," he said.

 It is worth noting that AAAID was established in 1976 with the primary vision to reinforce food security in the Arab world by providing sustainable, affordable and nutritious agricultural and food products. We are still diligently committed to that vision today and pursue it through agricultural investment whilst capitalizing on the development of agricultural and human resources. AAAID is a unique organisation and they take pride in that; it is the only independent Pan-Arab multi-lateral financial institution with the membership of most Arab states that specializes in agricultural investment. They investment model is the only of its kind with highest diversity of animal and plant processing projects. These projects are being implemented by 44 independent agricultural companies to achieve integrated economic development.

Food security in the Arab world faces great challenges with a food deficit of about 32.8 billion USD due to increasing population, lack of infrastructure, price increases and heavy reliance on imports. These factors along with increasing demand for animal proteins and limited water rsources make the issue of food security particularly challenging. However, our long history in the field of agricultural investment has allowed us to acquire adequate capabilities and experience necessary to address the region’s food gap. We have acquired in-depth knowledge through research studies and applied field experiments in animal and plant production as well as agricultural services. This knowledge has been applied in the implementation of agricultural projects across 12 Arab countries and has upgraded the lives of many communities through agricultural and investment projects.

Their  approach to agricultural development is sustainable and inclusive, ensuring that women, low-income groups and small-scale farmers have access to finance through revolving loans and income generating activities. We ensure that our activities are always in the best interests of the communities we operate in and that we create value through positive economic, social and environmental impacts. We have established a Trust Fund to finance these target groups and equip them with the necessary skills through structured training and capacity building programs.

AAAID strives to create a leading investment and technological model and disseminate it among the relevant bodies to upgrade the agricultural production in the region. The introduction of advanced climate-friendly technologies such as zero tillage technology in the rain fed sector has succeeded in increasing crop productivity by an astounding 300% in selected member states.

To further enhance their role in reinforcing Arab food security, AAAID’s Board of Directors has endorsed a 5-year strategy to boost the impact of our investments and promote strategic partnerships with the private sector. They  envisage an Arab world where peace and prosperity prevails and food security is achieved for all stakeholders. They  call upon all partners in the private, public, civil society sectors, regional and international organisations to join us on our journey towards sustainable development