Iron processing factory opens in Herat, New masjid opens in Helmand

An large iron processing and melting factory was officially opened at the industrial park, in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, last week. Herat’s provincial governor Daud Shah Saba, Afghanistan’s Commerce and Industries Minister Anwarul Haq Ahadi, and Afghanistan’s Economic Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal attended the inaugural ceremony held to mark the event. Officials said that the factory will help meet domestic demands for iron-made goods and provide employment opportunities for Afghans. The factory currently produces about 80 tonnes of iron on a daily basis, however, plans are underway to increase the capability to 400 tonnes per day.

In other good news, Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency reported yesterday that a new large congregational masjid, that has the capacity for 7000, has been opened in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand. The masjid was built at a cost of $2,500,000. Funding for the project came from the United Arab Emirates and private donors.

September 3, 2012   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development