Chinese pharma company to set up Covid-19 vaccine plant in Sri Lanka
Posted on August 15th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

China and Sri Lanka are set to deepen their bilateral vaccine diplomacy” with a leading Chinese pharma company preparing to set up a manufacturing plant to make anti-Covid jabs in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s home district, Hambantota

The new plant will be set up under an agreement that will allow Colombo to source nine million Covid-19 vaccine doses from the Chinese pharma company that sets it up, Sri Lankan ambassador to China, Palitha Kohona, told the Hindustan Times.

A deal between Sri Lanka’s State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC), a state-owned enterprise, and China’s Sinovac Biotech is fairly close to completion,” Kohana said.

It will be set up in the dedicated pharmaceutical manufacturing zone [in Hambantota],” the Sri Lankan envoy said.

The Sinovac vaccine is one of the two Chinese jabs approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) under its emergency-use listing”; the other being from state-owned Sinopharm.

The development comes months after India gifted 500,000 doses of the Indian-made version of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Colombo, which kicked off Sri Lanka’s vaccine roll-out in late January.

One Response to “Chinese pharma company to set up Covid-19 vaccine plant in Sri Lanka”

  1. Nimal Says:

    Thank you China for helping the country. Make sure no politician take advantage like taking commissions,etc.
    See what is what is happening in Afghanistan where their corrupt leaders robbed the country and stashed the money abroad and no more living in the country to be accountable. Not even China could trade with the impoverish people in Afghanistan as their wealth is looted by their leaders..

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