The Ministry of Industry said it is working to produce 200,000-300,000 anti-snake venoms per 
annum in an attempt to meet the growing foreign demands and local.
consumption. For the time being, antisnake venoms produced from Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory (Insein) are supplied to both local and foreign markets. The price of Myanmar’s anti-snake venom of a good quality is cheaper than that of the same products in neighbouring countries.
In 2017-2018 Financial Year, 500 anti-snake venoms were exported to Cambodia and Laos as a pilot project. The ministry plans to sell further 500 anti-snake venoms to those countries in the
current 2018-2019 FY.Arrangements are being made by the ministry to directly sell the anti-snake venoms to the required organizations or individuals.
The Ministry of Health and Sports has bought up to 130,000 frozen-dried form of anti-snake venoms that are easily to keep in a normal room temperature. The average production
of anti-snake venoms by the Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory (Insein) is about 100,000 per year. The factory produced a total of 416,214 anti-snake venoms
between 2013-2014 FY and 2017-2018 FY. The Industry Ministry is still trying to boost the factory’s annual productivity.
The Pharmaceutical Factory mainly produces anti-viper venom, accounting for 90 per cent of the total venom production. In Myanmar, 90 per cent of snake bite cases are caused by vipers while there are only six per cent of cases caused by cobras.
The factory set a target to purchase 1,200 vipers and 400 cobras from those hunters in Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyawady, Magway, Bago and Sagaing regions.

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