The factory is worth $1 billion.
Official at the Ministry of Health and Population Olfat Ghorab stated in a phone-in Tuesday that there is a plan to produce 76 medications of high value.
Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir met Sunday Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Waly.
The two ministers also discussed cooperation in the field of drug production.
Alter and two other scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2020 for the discovery of hepatitis C virus.
The president made the announcement at Africa Health ExCon held by the Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement (UPA).
The deputy CEO of the importing company had to comment either.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced Wednesday launching the first national electronic platform in Egypt for mental health services and addiction treatment free of charge.
Egypt has become the first country in Africa and the Middle East, and the fourth worldwide in providing the COVID-19 drug, Abdel Ghaffar added.
The Anti-Drug and Addiction Treatment Fund held Wednesday a ceremony to celebrate providing a new batch of individuals, who recovered from addiction, small loans through Nasser Social Bank.
The head of the Scientific Committee to Combat Corona at the Ministry of Health Hossam Hosni, revealed that Egypt has booked 70,000 doses of the new Pfizer drug “Paxilovide,” which is used to treat moderate cases.
The recovery rate from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Egyptian isolation hospitals has reached 83.3 percent.
It has the form of an injection whose effect lasts between six months and a year.
Substance use among the Egyptian population has recorded 10.4 percent in 2019, classified into trials, intermittent and continuous use, which has given rise to social issues, moral deviations, and different forms of violence.
The initiative includes 100 projects aimed at upgrading the skills of workers in the sector.
The average number of public employees tested for drug use daily is 2,000.
Minister of Immigraiton Nabila Makram Abdel-Shaheed announced that the ministry has followed closely the case of the Egyptian engineer, "Ali Abu Al-Qasim," who had his death sentence reduced to 25 years in prison in Saudi Arabia.
The official elaborated that 13,000 of those are aged below 18.
Ministry of Interior managed to thwart an attempt to smuggle 11 million tablets of Captagon drug inside a container in Damietta Sea Port as part of the efforts of the ministry’s agencies to combat crimes in all its forms.
The decision follows an incident that was videotaped by a passenger, and went viral on social media.