Establishment of Veterinary Biologics Research & Production Institute in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Veterinary biologics are products derived from living organisms and biological processes and it includes viruses, bacteria's, serums, toxins or analogous products of natural or synthetic origin. Such products include vaccines, antibodies, diagnostics, antitoxins, immune-stimulants and antigenic or immunizing components of micro-organisms intended for use in the prevention, diagnosis, management or cure of livestock/ poultry diseases.
The burning issue of livestock/poultry farmers round the year is the occurrence of various livestock/poultry diseases which results in decreased productivity. Sometimes severe mortality, which ultimately results in losses to farmers community & local economy. To prevent the occurrence of infectious diseases of livestock /poultry and to improve the socio-economic conditions of the farmers, vaccination of livestock/poultry should be conducted round the year. Vaccines are the most effective and cheapest tool for protection of animals against fatal infectious diseases.
The scope of the project includes preparation of various vaccines such as; Rabies, PPR, Brucellosis and Infectious Bursal Disease. Moreover, the quality of existing vaccines produced for various diseases such as Foot & Mouth, Anthrax, Hemorrhagic Septicemia, Black Quarter and Newcastle disease will be improved. The project will result in availability of pure, safe and potent veterinary biologics and diagnostics.
The project will be established in Peshawar & Nowshera districts and will cost Rs. 2.00 billion. In investment context, the proposed project has potential to offer profitable returns in quick time to the investors. Its local consumption and exports to Afghanistan & Central Asian countries will be a major source of generation of funds. Skilled, semi-skilled labour and basic utilities are accessible in the project area.
The project provides an opportunity for the donor agencies / investors for investment and to recoup the capital investment with profit. It can be executed through Joint Venture or any mean mutually agreed by the provincial government and the investor. The project is open for all the state-owned, state-supported and private entities.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will facilitate investors for interaction with relevant agencies and is committed to be the partner of investor by providing all the basic facilities in the execution of project. It will provide all legal and technical assistance to the investors. The government will provide assurance of money security. Moreover, the investors friendly security situation prevails in the province.