In spite of the difficult circumstances, the veterinary pharmaceutical factories continued to produce and other facilities returned to work, which directly reflected the provision of the needs of the local market and contribute to support the national economy by exporting the surplus to foreign markets.
Dr. Ziad Namour, Director of Veterinary Medicine at the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, told SANA Economic Bulletin that the local veterinary pharmaceutical industries provide more than 75 percent of the needs of the animal production sector of veterinary preparations of medicines, vaccines, fluids, ointments, juices and others.
He pointed out that government agencies have put the development of the veterinary medicine industry in its priorities to expand and develop the production process, pointing to the existence of a plan for the advancement of this sector aimed at developing and increasing production and find a mechanism to market production locally and abroad in addition to assess the current situation and identify the difficulties and work to overcome them through direct meetings With industrialists in all governorates and the beginning was this week with the owners of factories in the countryside of Damascus and Daraa.
He pointed out that the number of licensed local veterinary medicine factories reached 72 laboratories for the private sector distributed in various governorates, 12 of which are still outside the actual production and include about 190 production lines for various forms of veterinary medicines that meet a large part of the needs of local livestock and the surplus is exported to foreign markets. The value of veterinary medicine exports amounted to about 900 million pounds since the beginning of the year.
On the measures taken by the ministry to help the affected people, Tigers said that the ministry issued a set of decisions and instructions to encourage the owners of the factories to resume production, the most important of which is the transfer of a number of production lines and laboratory equipment to the safe areas and rehabilitation and issuance of industrialization decision of others, which enables the owners to resume production naturally pointing To amend some legislation and decisions governing this sector to improve its performance and ensure the quality of local production and increase included the conditions of licensing laboratories, warehouses and offices of veterinary services.
He pointed to the end of all preparations for exporting veterinary medicine from Syria to Iraq pending the establishment of conditions on the ground, adding that the implementation of this trend represents a great opportunity to market Syrian veterinary medicines to other countries such as Sudan and Yemen after the industry has reached advanced stages of quality in quantity and quality He pointed out the importance of the availability of international manufacturing standards in the Syrian veterinary pharmaceutical laboratories, which provide added value for these products in foreign markets.
SANA Economic Bulletin