English | دری

Work On Construction of 8 Cold Storage Facilities To Resume Soon

in Afghan Business

Work On Construction of 8 Cold Storage Facilities To Resume Soon

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) will soon resume work on a cold storage project that is left from the previous government. 

The project involves construction of eight large units of cold storage in eight provinces.

According to the officials, the project  will be completed within the next two years.

Once complete each unit will hold 5,000 tons of fresh produce.

However, security situation in some of the provinces and lack of experience in building such facilities are major challenges facing the project. 

“We could not find a company inside the country that meets terms of the contract, but we hope to find one soon in the cominf 2 years,” Nasir Ahmad Durani, the Agriculture Minister.

Meanwhile, some parliamentarians  slammed the government for being incapable of completing projects.  

They called on the government to complete this project as soon as possible.

Lack of cold storage facilities is a challenge facing the country’s agriculture sector. 

Traders are obliged to import fruits and vegetables from neighboring countries  due to the high volumes of spoilage of agricultural produce. 

Related Articles

Afghanistan investment up by 26% in 2012

According to the Afghan Investment Support Agency (AISA), investment in Afghanistan by domestic and foreign companies hit USD 585mn compared

2013 a year of achievements for Afghanistan’s telecom sector

Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector witnessed significant achievements in 2013 with more than 90% of the population finding access to telecommunication services.

Business Matchmaking Conference to be held in Dubai

The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) is to hold the US-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference (BMC) in Dubai in February 2015

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.