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New cotton processing factory inaugurated in Helmand

New cotton processing factory inaugurated in Helmand

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20 Jan 2023 - 22:08
New cotton processing factory inaugurated in Helmand
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20 Jan 2023 - 22:08

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A cotton processing factor has been inaugurated in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, the factory owner said on Saturday.

The factory is situated in the Bolan area of Lashkargah, some officials and industrialists were present during its inauguration.

Haji Rahmatullah Nazari, the factory in-charge, told Pajhwok Afghan News this factory has been built during eight months at the cost of 65 million afs, around 200 people were worked direct and indirectly in the construction of the factory.

He said the factory has the capacity of processing three tonnes of cotton in one hour and in addition it has the capacity to produce cotton cake, oil and soap as well.

Helmand Commerce and Industry Association Head Ghulam Yahya Pashton told Pajhwok Afghan News industry was growing in the province and most industrialists have started investing in this sector.

He said currently around 41 factories are functioning in the province in which 3,500 people are employed.

Deputy Governor Mawlavi Abdul Rahman Kunduzi said currently security situation has improved in the country, and the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ (IEA) provided a lot of facilities to industrialists.

Helmand residents believed the construction of factories was the need of hour and demanded the empowerment of this sector.

Mohammad Khan, the resident of Lashkargha, told Pajhwok Afghan News Helmand was an agriculture province and produced quality of cotton.

He said in the past cotton was sent to neighbouring countries for processing but now it would be processed inside the country.

He believed with the construction of factories people will get work opportunities and industrialists will earn more money.

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