The Azista Bhutan Healthcare Limited (ABHL) is a Joint Venture Company of Azista Industries Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India www.azistaindustries.com and Druk Holding and Investments Ltd., RGoB, Bhutan www.dhi.bt.
ABHL is setting up a full – fledged pharmaceutical plant at Motanga Industrial Park, Samdrup Jongkhar to manufacture, package and distribute wide range of prescription medicines under the brand Azista Bhutan.Such facility would be first of its kind in Bhutan that would manufacture, package and distribute allopathic drugs.
Given the rising demand for pharmaceutical products both in the local and international markets, and the fact that Bhutan has been importing all allopathic drugs from outside, DHI took such initiative not only to curb import but also to promote brand Bhutan in a global market through export of locally manufactured quality pharmaceutical products. Once operational, the company would be manufacturing, packaging and distributing 99 types of products under 17 major therapies. Besides meeting domestic demand for pharmaceutical products, the plant will export to India and abroad.
This project is expected to bring in lot of benefits to the economy in terms of foreign currency earnings from export, import of know-how, and most importantly, providing employment opportunity. The company is projected to employ about 190 people in various occupational fields. In addition, local skill development for manufacturing pharmaceutical products would remain a top priority of this project.
Pharmaceutical as a clean industry is known for not generating any toxic and hazardous effluents. The state of the art technology that would be deployed for this project will ensure that the plant does not emit hazardous materials into the atmosphere. ABHL is a project that is in compliance with the country’s development philosophy of Gross National Happiness.
The construction of the ABHL’s pharmaceutical plant on plot nos. M-22 & M-25, having the total land area of 3.56 Acres, at Motanga Industrial Park, Samdrup Jongkhar, is under good progress.