Rwanda to Produce Mosquito Bed Nets

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Six companies, including some from Rwanda, have expressed interest in setting up a plant to produce medicated mosquito bed nets to be distributed in the country, a senior official in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) has said.

Alex Ruzibukira, the director-general of industry and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at MINICOM, said the development follows a call for expression of interest calling for companies to bid for the establishment of a plant that will manufacture the mosquito nets.

Rwanda imports millions of treated mosquito bed nets – known as LLINs – annually. The nets are distributed to households across the country to help curb malaria.

Ruzibukira told The New Times last week that the rationale of setting up the plant is within the framework of Made-in-Rwanda campaign, adding that the plan is to have the plant set up in a dedicated industrial area.

Source: The New Times (link opens in a new window)

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