ZURICH, July 16 Drugmaker Roche said it
would spend 100 million Swiss francs ($105 million) to build a
training centre in Switzerland.
Construction work on the centre at Roche's existing site in
Kaiseraugst in northern Switzerland, which controls quality and
packages drugs, is due to begin in September and to end in
October next year.
Growth of 30 percent in Kaiseraugst's headcount in the last
five years, to 1,600 workers, means demand for employee training
Last year, Roche, best known for its portfolio of cancer
drugs, moved activities from a 127-acre (51.4 hectares) New
Jersey facility to Germany and Switzerland to bring down drug
($1 = 0.9505 Swiss francs)
(Reporting By Katharina Bart; Editing by Pravin Char)