Handicraft market for Afghan women inaugurated in Helmand
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Deputy Governor Ahmad Masood Bakhtawar said the market was constructed at a cost of USD 466,000 with financial collaboration from the Department of Counter-narcotics.
The market allows skilled Afghan women to sell their handicrafts in a friendly environment and serves as a good source of livelihood.
Having 16 shops, a park and other facilities, the market is put under the control of the Women’s Affairs.
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