Another cotton processing factory established in Kandahar



Kandahar provincial officials said Thursday another cotton processing factory has been established in the province at a cost of more than 50 million afghanis.

According to them, the factory has the ability to process 32 tons of cotton, two tons of oil, and two tons of soap within eight hours.

Meanwhile, Chamber of Industry and Commerce officials in Kandahar province said that if electricity problems in Kandahar industrial parks are resolved, inactive factories would be restarted.

Sayed Sarwar Amani, head of the Kandahar Chamber of Industry and Commerce, said: “If we have electricity, we will see more factories opening.”

Business owners said they are facing numerous problems in the industrial parks.

“We call on the Islamic Emirate to provide facilities and services for the investors,” said Abdul Bari, one industrial park business owner.

The local officials meanwhile stated that they will try to solve the problems and provide a good working environment for the people.

The latest cotton processing plant brings the total in Kandahar to 27 such factories, which in turn provide employment for 1,500 people directly and 3,000 people indirectly.

Annually, 170,000 tons of processed cotton are exported from these factories, which collectively generate $400 million.—Ariana news