The pharmaceutical industries in Tartous Governorate produce a wide variety of medicines with national know-how, helping to sustain the economy, satisfy local demand for medicine, and create hundreds of jobs.

“The pharmaceutical industry is active, with seven licensed laboratories in Tartous, each costing more than SYP 7 billion, providing over a thousand job possibilities in addition to three new research labs under construction,” according to Ammar Ali of the Tartous Industry Department. “The pharmaceutical sector was established in the province during the Syrian war.”

Ali noted that licenses are granted to any facility, and cooperation between laboratory managers with national competence and contemporary technologies has been formed. “Those managers have benefited from the experience of their Aleppo-based counterparts,” he continued.

“The pharmaceutical sector in the Governorate contributed to closing the gap created by the terrorist war and the illegal blockade imposed on Syrians,” Tartous Health’s Ahmed Ammar added. “Production of medicines in laboratories is subject to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).”

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