Carpet processing factory inaugurated in Herat
A carpet processing factory was inaugurated today in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, according to a report from Afghanistan’s Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). The project was funded by the United States government at a cost of $500,000. This facility will provide more employment opportunities for Afghans, and it will be another big boost for the carpet and rug industry in Afghanistan. As more factories like this open up inside inside Afghanistan, the less carpets will be transferred to Pakistan and other neighboring countries. Many times, those countries, especially Pakistan, stamp their own “Made in” label on the carpets or rugs, even though they really originated from Afghanistan. According to the PAN report, Herat’s governor, Daud Shah Saba, called the opening of the facility “a big leap forward”.