Industrialists demand govt support.
by Zarghona Salehi on 25 May, 2014 - 17:57 KABUL (Pajhwok): In its
maiden meeting, the Kabul Industrialists Association on Sunday urged the
government to help resolve the problems they faced. Lack of land for
industries, frequent power outages, nonexistence of loan schemes and an
unprecedented surge in taxes were major problems hampering the progress
of industrial sector, said Abdul Karim Arifi, head of the association.
Mutasil Kumaki, deputy minister of commerce and industries, said:
"The problems of industrialist will be resolved on priority basis.
Their problems will be conveyed to high ups." Wafiullah Iftikhar,
head of Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), quality of locally
produced products had improved and AISA was striving to further
facilitate the emerging industries. Eng. Shakib Ahmad Nisar, deputy
director of Breshna Shirkat, said uninterrupted power supply to
Pul-i-Charkhi industrial zone was always his top priority. nh/rm ( Read
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