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Iranian company wins bid to establish Herat cement plant

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Iranian company wins bid to establish Herat cement plant

An Iranian company was recognized as the winner of a bid to establish a cement factory in the western Herat province, an official said.

“The Peshgaman Company of the Islamic Republic of Iran has won the bid to establish the Pahlavanan cement factory with the initial capital of $ 150 million,” Herat governor spokesman Moheyoddin Noori told Wakht news agency, adding that the factory will produce one million ton high-quality cement per year.

“The project will provide job opportunity for 2,000 persons and the winner company has promised to employ Afghans in every parts of the project.

The establishment of a township, mosque, school, park and an 11 kilometer road are the other conditions of the ministry of mines that the Peshgaman Company has vowed to implement.

The Pahlavanan cement factory was planned to be established by a Czechoslovakian company in 1976 with the capital of $ 50 million, but the project postponed when the internal wars began.



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