Bahrain to get first facemask factory
TDT | Manama
Bahrain will get its first factory that produce medical facemasks, it was announced. The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) has licensed the venture as part of Bahrain’s efforts to enhance medical investments, especially those aimed at supporting its efforts to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). NHRA’s Chief Executive Officer Mariam Adhbi Al Jalahma yesterday handed over to Aegis Medical Group representative Ziyad Janahi a certificate approving the factory as licensed manufacturers of medical N95 and PLY3 medical face masks. Ms Al Jalahma said that the NHRA was keen to attract and support investments in the health sector.
Aegis Medical Group deputy chairman Dawood Al Hmood lauded the cooperation of all officials, particularly the NHRA. He appreciated the easy and smooth establishment procedures of the factory, and the full support of the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry, praising the tax exemptions for medical products. He pointed out that Bahrain’s open-market policy and investment-stimulating environment have encouraged the factory’s owners to set it in the kingdom, given its clear procedures and the electronic system provided for investors. The 750-square-metre plant will produce the highest standard medical face masks, using cutting-edge technologies, with a monthly production capacity of about two million high grade N95 medical face masks, and nearly three million surgical 3 PLY masks.
The NHRA will ensure that the facemasks are made according to European and American safety and efficiency standards.