MPIE: A state enterprise success story

With new facilities, imported equipment and foreign expertise, a state-owned enterprise is expanding its pharmaceutical business – and even moving into export markets. Pointing to a tablet-coating machine, a woman employee in protective clothing proudly notes that no other pharmaceutical maker in the country has such advanced equipment. “This is imported from Germany and is […]

BPI and its new plant Inyaung

About 2 miles 5 furlong west of Hanmyintmo in central Myanmar’s Mandalay Region Kyaukse Township is Inyaung Village. Near the village is Myanmar Pharmaceutical Industry’s newest plant Inyaung. The new plant is situated on 31.57 acres of land. It was producing 3 types of disposable syringes, injections and intravenous solutions that are in much requirement […]

Medicine production meets about 10 pc of local demand

Myanmar imports medicine and medical equipment worth US$ 400 million every year as the country’s medicine production meets about 10 percent of local demand, according to the Myanma Pharmaceutical Industrial Enterprise. Myint Yi from Myatmyittamon Drug Store said: “Almost all medicines are imported from other countries. Some famous medicines imported via illegal routes are cheap. […]