Kerala in Talks With Russia for Setting Up Sputnik V Manufacturing Unit: Minister

Kerala in Talks With Russia for Setting Up Sputnik V Manufacturing Unit: Minister

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The Kerala government talks with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) for setting up a Sputnik V vaccine manufacturing plant in the state, Industries Minister P Rajeev said on Thursday.

Talks between Russia and the Kerala government regarding the manufacturing unit began when the state faced a severe shortage of Covid-19 vaccines. 'The Chief Secretary and other officials are in consultation with Russian officials, Honourable Counsul General and direct investment board. The primary discussion is going on. I think we will enter into a Letter of intent (LOI) within a few days."

The minister said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had ordered officials to give proposals to companies ready to manufacture vaccines from the state.


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