The enhancing of SPMC Capacity Through JICA Project

23rd March 2021

SPMC, State Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Corporation is an outright gift granted by the Government of Japan to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as a token of friendship and cooperation between Japan and Sri Lanka through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 1987.

After that JICA has extended their cooperation with the SPMC by granting spare parts required to the value of about Rs. 10 million twice in 1991 and 1996.

Further, the Government of Japan has agreed to provide a loan amounting to JPY 1,244 million through JICA for the improvement of the SPMC by installing new manufacturing machines , refurbishment of production zone and construction of stores building with the intention of enhancing the production capacity up to 4,000 million tablets and capsules per annum to meet with the pharmaceuticals requirement of Sri Lanka. The project will be completed by 2016.