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5 new smelting factories to be built across Afghanistan

The Afghan private sector will invest USD 30mn in the establishment of five smelting factories across Afghanistan. The factories are going to be built in Kabul, Balkh and Nangarhar provinces, with the biggest one to be established in Kabul at

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Parwan’s first phase of Green Industrial Park to be inaugurated soon

The first phase of the Green Industrial Park in northern Parwan province is 70% completed and will be inaugurated soon after distribution of land to industry owners. According to the Green Industrial Park’s officials, the development of the park is

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30 new factories established in Nangarhar this year

Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province has witnessed 70% increase in industrial activity with the establishment of 30 new factories at Sheikh Misri Industrial Zone of the province in the past six months. The province’s business community along with Afghanistan Chamber of

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3 factories inaugurated in Herat industrial park

Three factories worth about USD 2mn were officially inaugurated in Herat’s industrial park on Tuesday by Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi. Funded by the private sector and Herat’s businessmen, the factories include two marble processing factories and one carton production factory.

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First commercial sterilized soy milk factory will soon launch in Afghanistan

Nutrition and Education International (NEI) is partnering with an Afghanistan business partner to create a commercial sterilized soymilk for Afghanistan’s private sector in the coming months. The factory will be able to produce soy milk on a large scale for

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Fruit processing factories established in Paktia province

Two fruit processing factories worth USD 450,000 have been established in Gardiz city of Sayed Karam district in eastern Paktia province. Funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the factories were established by the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and

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Afghan private sector invests $105mn in 19 factories

Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, head of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), and Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, senior advisor on economic officials to President Ghani, inaugurated the construction of 19 new industrial factories in capital Kabul on Tuesday. The new factories are

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Dutch-Afghan Mido Dairy Factory opens in Kabul

 Dutch Ambassador to Afghanistan, Henk Jan Bakker, recently inaugurated the Dutch-Afghan Mido Dairy factory in Kabul. The factory has the capacity to produce 40,000 liters of yogurt and is designed as per the Dutch standards of dairy production. According to

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Afghan plastic chair factory emerges to beat foreign competitors

Afghanistan’s plastic chair factory is optimistic about winning over the market for plastic chairs which is mostly monopolized by China, Iran and Pakistan. The factory was launched in Kabul with an investment capital of USD 1 million to help meet

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High energy biscuits being produced in Nangarhar

The first of its kind in Afghanistan, a local factory established in eastern Nangarhar province produces energy biscuits to victims of violence, natural disasters and Internally Displaced People. The factory produces the biscuits for the UN World Food Program (WFP)

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Number of factories in Kandahar industrial park reaches 86

Kandahar’s industrial park now consists of 86 factories after 5 new factories were inaugurated on Thursday. Costing USD 1.5mn, the factories will produce cotton, plastic tools, PVC pipes and other goods. Other factories operating in Kandahar’s industrial park produce soaps,

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Coal processing factory to open soon in Kabul

A coal processing factory with a capacity of processing 50 tons of coal in 24 hours will be opened soon in Deh Sabz area of Kabul. With an initial investment of USD 5 million, 11 individuals have shares in the

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Fiber factory opened in Kabul city

A fiber production factory called Paktika Shaheen has been opened in Kabul city. The factory has the capacity to produce 7,000 tons of fiber in a day. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, head of the factory Haji Sheikh Mohammad said empty

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First spinning factory opened in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s first spinning factory has been inaugurated with an initial capital of USD 1.5mn. The opening ceremony was attended by officials from the government and the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). “We were based in Peshawar, Pakistan before, but now

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Bidding for Afghan cement plant contracts to continue until November 5th

Bidding process for constructing cement plants in Jabal-ul-Saraj district of Parwan province and Ghori in Baghlan province will continue until November 5th, announced Ministry of Mines. The Ministry in coordination with the US Defense Ministry finalized the above mentioned places

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5 new factories opened in Kandahar’s Industrial Park

Five more factories have been established in the industrial park of Kandahar, where there are 72 factories already operating. According to the officials, 28 more factories are being established. The five new factories include shoe-making, cooking oil and steel melting.

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Afghans to shift 80 factories from Pakistan to Kandahar

Afghan investors have decided to shift around 80 factories from Pakistan to southern Kandahar province. The move would mark an expansion of the Afghan private sector, which is seen as the key driver of economic growth after the withdrawal of

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Success of the first Soybean Processing Program in Afghanistan

By Dawood Essa- Since 2001, there have been many ongoing projects across Afghanistan, which have been funded by various international aid groups. One of the fundamental keystones to Afghanistan’s infrastructure is the growth of the agricultural sector; however, there has

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Corruption and Insecurity Cause Factories to Shutdown in Herat

130 factories are shut down in the industrial city of Herat due to bureaucratic processing through the government , lack of electricity, water and security. According to Hamidullah Khadim, Head of Industries Union, 180 factories are actively working in Herat

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