roup company.The former crop protection business of NBL at present continuing with the business partner BCIC, under the authority of Syngenta as a separate legal entity.The Sandoz Business Unit of NBL is the owner of this plant. The plant is locatedabout 20 kilometers north of Dhaka city and covers an area of about 36634 sq meters. The site is surrounded in the north 10 m wide road beyond the village of Tongi, in the west bordering on fields, in the east to a pharmaceutical factory of Eskayef, and in the south and southwest the side is adjacent to the river Turag.The site comprises of building of pharmaceutical production, Quality Control andIT, for warehouse, for engineering support, for product development, for animalhealth production for office and canteen, for storage of inflammable substances, for diesel storage of generator, for catering, for incinerator, for pump house, for gate, for waste water treatment plant, for car workshop, for guest house and guard barrack.The first buildings were raised in 1989 and commercial manufacturing was initiated in 1990.Pharmaceutical Production comprises of two sections dealing with Manufacturing and Packaging. Most of the active substances used in the manufacturing are supplied by Novartis International Limited, Basel & Sandoz GmbH (a Novartis Company) Kundl, Austria.Most of the auxiliaries used for production are bought from approved supply source of Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland and Sandoz GmbH Austria. Packaging materials are bought from third parties with the global standard set for the pharmaceuticals industries.Apart from producing globally developed research & generics drugs, traditionallyTongi Plant was instrumental in local development of finished pharmaceuticals products e.g. Famoodine, Ciprofloxacin, Omeprazole, Sparfloxacine etc. Since 1997, Tongi Plant is in the export market, after expansion of the plant it became the global supply point for Novartis generics. NBL Tongi Plant is instrumental intransferring technology to many other Novartis manufacturing sires and also acting as a competent center for the products coming out from Tongi Plant.