New vegetable, fruit market opens in Khost
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A new vegetable and fruit market has been opened in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Saturday.
The marketplace west of Khost City, the provincial capital, is located close to the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
ICRC official Mohammad Qasim Tanai told Pajhwok Afghan News at the inauguration ceremony that some businessmen had constructed the new market with their own money.
The market cost 22 million afghanis and has 250 shops equipped with all needed facilities for preserving fresh vegetables and fruit, he said. He said the facilities included a clean drinking water supply system, bathrooms, pharmacies, bakeries, slaughter house and more facilities would be also added to the mark.
Acting governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi, who also participated in the ceremony, said the market’s opening marked a new beginning in the province’s business.
“The problems vegetable and fruit sellers would face in Khost city in their previous market have been resolved with this new bazaar,” Naeemi said.
Gulistan, a shopkeeper in the old market, said their environment was unhealthy and filthy despite high rents of the shops.
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