Odisha Bio-tech park to start work in March


Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi during a meeting here in the city held discussion with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) CMD Krishna M Ella and urged him to start physical work of the Bio-technology park. As such, with the decision to start its project development activities by March, chances of revival of biotechnology sector looks bright in the State.

Science and Technology Secretary Vir Vikram Yadav, who is taking interest in development of the Biotechnology Park in the State, also held discussion with the BBIL team recently, which has promised to start their project work earliest by March. BBIL CMD Dr Ella along with Project Head of Odisha A Arunachalam and other senior officials of BBIL were present in the meeting.

As per sources, way back in 2007, the State Government had decided to develop a Biotech Pharma Park on 64 acres of land on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar and after competitive bidding, the BBIL was selected as the developer and anchor tenant of the Biotech Park. However due to  various hurdles which came on the way, the developer could not take up the project work for which there was uncertainty.

Among others Principal Secretary Industries Sanjeev Chopra and IDCO CMD Sanjay Kumar Singh were also present.

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