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Agency Invests 10m Br in Vehicles

February 15 , 2020

The Pharmaceutical Supply Agency (EPSA) bought 15 automobiles for 10.5 million Br to enhance the facilitation of the health sector. Manufactured by BAIC Group, a Chinese state-owned enterprise, the sedan vehicles were manufactured in 2018. The vehicles are being received by the Agency starting from February 6, 2020, according to Biruk Sintayehu, the procurement expert of the Agency, which has 200 cars, out of which 190 are equipped with GPS systems. Recently, the Agency, supported by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, has inaugurated a cold chain warehouse with a capacity of 1,104.8 cubic metres of storage. The cold room warehouse that sits on 3,000Sqm was built at a cost of more than 25 million Br within five months. The Agency has 19 branches located throughout the country, two of which are in Addis Abeba, and operates with 2,535 permanent and 314 contract employees. It supplies pharmaceuticals, chemical reagents, medical supplies and equipment to over 4,000 health facilities nationwide.


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