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Tajiks Hope to Build Pharmaceutical Industry

In a country where most medicines have to be imported, a new effort is under way to create a local drugs manufacturing sector.
By IWPR Central Asia
As Sohibyor Olimpour reports, pharmaceuticals are seen as a potentially lucrative area, although local capacity is severely limited.

The Tajik health ministry set up a joint venture with an Indian firm 14 years ago, but production never got under way. Now the ministry hopes to revive plans for a factory, this time with Egyptian investment.