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Ghori Cement Production Boosted up

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Ghori Cement Production Boosted up

According to officials from the Afghan Coal Company, who won the contract for coal extraction and cement factory five years ago, Ghori cement factory’s output has increased.

“Despite the challenges that the factory faces, its output has gone up from 700 tons per day to 1,200 tons per day,” said Director of Ghori Cement factory Hesamuddin Ahmadi.

Mr. Ahmadi linked the challenges of the factory to the lack of electricity, technical equipments, and coal for fueling the rotary kiln. Nonetheless, Ghori cements are of a better quality relative to the ones imported from Iran and Pakistan. According to Mr. Ahmadi, local customers should purchase cements from this factory.

Mr. Ahmadi added that Ghori cement factory is not yet fully able to compete in both domestic and foreign markets.

According to the officials of the Afghan Coal Company, both the coal and cement factories have seen better progress since they have been handed in to the private sector.

“Since Ghori Cement has entered the private sector, both the quality and quantity of cement have been enhanced,” said Sayed Sher Agha, who has been employed at the Ghori Cement factory for years.

According to Mr. Sher Agha, lower worker’s wage is one of the reasons for lower worker’s productivity.

“We work 8 hours a day, and our monthly income is 6000 AFN, which is not enough to meet household expenses,” said Mr. Sher Agha.

Factory officials, however, deny claims on low wages of the workers and say that workers are paid 6000-12000 AFN. And, Afghan Coal Company has established a hospital for the health care of the workers in Pul Khumri area of the city.

Currently, Ghori Cement productions are only consumed in Baghlan, Kunduz, Mazar-e-Sharif, Takhair and Badakhshan.

About 6000 bags of cement are sold every day and 670 people are working at the factory.

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