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70pc increase registered in Nangarhar industrial activity

70pc increase registered in Nangarhar industrial activity

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Apr 20, 2017 - 21:31

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 30 new factories have been established at Sheikh Misri Industrial Zone of eastern Nangarhar province during the past six months, increasing industrial activity by 70 percent.

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News said Afghanistaninfo-icon Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) Nangarhar chapter head Shir Alam Amlawal, ACCI’s provincial executive director Dr. Shamsul Haq Mujahid, Afghanistan Industrialist Union’s head Haji Tor Malang and some other businessmen called on Governor Gulab Mangal on Thursday.

The traders said currently about 50 factories were operational in the Shaikh Misri Industrial Park and 30 of the factories were set up in the past six months, said Khogyani.

The governor was told that a total of 2,433 factories were functional in Nangarhar, employing 10,000 individuals. The industrial activity has been developing and increasing day by day.

ACCI officials thanked Governor Mangal for helping them in resolving issues concerning the industrial park. The ACCI members also asked the governor for more practical steps in some other fields.

Governor Mangal expressed happiness over the 70 percent increase in industrial activity during the past six months.

He said he was trying to pave the way for further investment in Nangarhar in order to improve enconomy and create job opportunities.

The governor conferred appreciation letters on the ACCI members for their efforts at strengthening the local industry.

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