Mongolia and Hungary to intensify renovation project of Biokombinat
The sides established a memorandum of understanding to urgently launch construction work of BioKombinat extension with a soft loan of USD 25 million from the Hungarian Government.
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Light Industry Batzorig.B received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Mongolia Mihaly Galosfai and Head of Division at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Adam Szucs. At the meeting, the sides focused on renovation project of BioKombinat State-owned Company for producing bio preparations for domestic use which was re-established with economic and technical assistance of Hungary in 1973. The sides established a memorandum of understanding to urgently launch construction work of BioKombinat extension with a soft loan of USD 25 million from the Hungarian Government. Construction work of BioKombinat extension is planned to complete within 1-2 years. The new factory will have a capacity of producing 15-20 million doses of freeze-dried and 10-15 million doses of liquid vaccines, and a laboratory in which vaccines to be examined at an international standard level. Thanks to the extension, Mongolia will be able to produce vaccines for cattle plague, small pox and other animal virus infections, and ensure domestic demands as well as control diseases. Minister Batzorig.B noted, "Mongolia imports vaccines from Russian Federation and third neighbor countries when contagious animal diseases spread, as we cannot meet the local demand with domestic production. It is essential for Mongolia to produce vaccines that meet the international standards and ensure domestic demand". He also emphasized that two countries have great potentials to cooperate in animal husbandry, light industry and SMEs.