In March 1983, the Government of Japan dispatched two survey teams, namely a Preliminary Survey Team on Technical Cooperation and a Basic Design Survey team for the construction of VDAL. The teams were concluded that VDAL would play a great role to ensure the quality of veterinary drugs distributed in Indonesia and contribute much to the livestock development, then a Diplomatic Notes were exchanged in September 1983 between Indonesia and Japan to construct the VDAL in a Grant Aid Project. In February 1984, the Record of Discussion on Technical Cooperation for VDAL was signed and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) then launching ATA-297 project, an Agriculture Technical Assistance-297 for the duration of five years which started from April first 1984

The construction of the laboratory buildings by Raymond Architecture and Takenaka corporation on a site of 5.5 square hectares which located at Gunung Sindur Subdistrict, the region belong to Bogor District were started in March 1984 and completed in early January 1985 and the hand over of the building to the Government of Indonesia was in January 26, 1985 while the construction  of ancillary facilities such as staff houses, a dormitory, fences around the premise were under Indonesian Government counter budget and were completed in March 985.


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