English | دری

Afghan Agriculture Ministry to launch various projects

in Afghan Business

Afghan Agriculture Ministry to launch various projects

mohammad asif rahimiAfghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) have on the cards various projects under their 2013-2016 plan.

Addressing a meeting on the plan, Minister Mohammad Asif Rahimi said his Ministry was constructing five slaughter houses and 700 cold storage facilities.

“The slaughter houses would be established to professionally process animal meats. Each of the storage facility would have the capacity of storing 20-500 tons of onions,” said Minister Rahimi.

He added that work on establishing 6,000 poultry farms would begin soon.

Highlighting the developments in the agriculture sector, Rahimi called for further investment in the sector, with which 80% of Afghan population are associated.

According to Rahimi, wheat production was on the rise every year and production of other agri products like rice, almond, grapes and cottons had doubled this year. He added 1,300 cold storages for potatoes had been built in Badakhshan and Bamyan provinces , and over USD 2mn had been invested on saffron production every year.



Related Articles

IMF sees 'optimism return' as faster growth predicted

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that “some optimism has returned” to the global economy and has predicted slightly

Saudi Arabia to establish USD 100mn Islamic Center in Kabul

Saudi Arabia has proposed to establish an Islamic Center on Maranjan Hill in Kabul. Costing USD 100mn, the center will

Food prices down, Gold up in Kabul

(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) Gold prices increased while other daily-use commodity rates edged down during the outgoing week

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.