Russia propose to manufacture 19 covid vaccines in Bangladesh: Momen

Russia has proposed to manufacture its ‘Sputnik’ Covid-19 vaccine in Bangladesh in collaboration with the local pharmaceuticals under a co-production arrangement while Bangladesh is searching other sources apart from India to get the much demanded inoculation.

“We agreed with them (Russia) in co-production (of vaccine) … though it’s not finalized yet,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told BSS in a recent interview here.

Dr Momen said Moscow gave the proposal to manufacture its vaccine here as currently, Russia does not have that much production capacity to export its vaccine to Bangladesh.

As per the proposal, Russia will give the technology and Bangladeshi pharmaceutical companies will produce the Sputnik vaccine here, he said.