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New Baghlan Sugar Company produces 570 tons of sugar

The New Baghlan Sugar Company has produced over 570 tons of sugar during sugar beet cultivation season in 2014, the same level as achieved in 2013. About 5,000 acres of land are used for growing sugar beet in Baghlan, and

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Kandahar’s iodized salt factory inaugurated

Kandahar Governor Dr. Toryalai Weesa along with a number of businessmen and industrialists inaugurated Kandahar’s first-ever iodized factory. Owned by 5 local businessmen, the factory is worth USD 160,000 and was completed in 10 months. The factory produces three to

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Kandahar's iodized salt factory inaugurated

Kandahar Governor Dr. Toryalai Weesa along with a number of businessmen and industrialists inaugurated Kandahar’s first-ever iodized factory. Owned by 5 local businessmen, the factory is worth USD 160,000 and was completed in 10 months. The factory produces three to

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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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Korea contributes USD 9mn to improve Afghan community resilience against shocks

The Government of the Republic of Korea announced a contribution of US$ 9 million to the World Food Program (WFP) to support asset-creation projects to boost food security in Afghanistan. The donation was formalized in a signing ceremony in Rome

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MIGA to fund Kabul Dairy Processing Plant

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group, announced today that it is providing investment guarantees to support the production of high-quality dairy products in Afghanistan. Kabul Dairy Processing

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Afghanistan’s first iodized salt production factory established

Afghanistan’s first iodized salt production factory has been established in Aibank city of Samangan province. A local businessman from Samangan, Mohammad Hanif Amini, founded the factory with an initial capital of USD 200,000. The factory provides job opportunities to 20

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Afghanistan's first iodized salt production factory established

Afghanistan’s first iodized salt production factory has been established in Aibank city of Samangan province. A local businessman from Samangan, Mohammad Hanif Amini, founded the factory with an initial capital of USD 200,000. The factory provides job opportunities to 20

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Afghanistan sees an increase in trade deficit for the fourth consecutive year

According to a recent report by Afghanistan’s Central Statistics Organization (CSO), the gap between Afghanistan’s imports and exports has widened for the fourth consecutive year. In the first nine months of 1391 (2012), imports grew to USD 6.42bn and exports

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WFP decides to purchase biscuits from Afghan local factory

The World Food Program (WFP) turns to Afghan local factories to purchase biscuits for its food programs launched in various provinces. This comes after the organization was fully assured about the quality of the biscuits produced at Afghan factories. “This

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Afghanistan’s Wool Processing Factory’s Foundation Laid in Badakhshan

The groundwork for the first wool processing factory is laid in eastern province of Afghanistan. Abdul Maroof, spokesperson to Badakhshan’s governor, said the factory is built at a cost of USD 200,000 with financial collaboration from GTZ, Marsico Funds and

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