Jabalus Saraj Cement Factory revived after two decades
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The Jabalus Saraj Cement Factory in central Parwan province has been revived after 20 years of closure, with the capacity of producing 100 tonnes of cement per 24 hours, an official said on Wednesday.
Abdul Wahid Siddiqui, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the factory had been reactivated with an investment of 70 million afghanis by the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP).
He sad currently 150 people were employed in the factory, whose rehabilitation would create indirect job opportunities for 5,000 more individuals.
Earlier, President Ashraf Ghani had identified investment in cement production as his administration’s top priority. He has constantly encouraged entrepreneurs to invest in the cement business.
Besides the Jabalus Saraj plant, Ghori Cement Factory is functional in Baghlan province. Set up in 1961, its current production capacity is 400 tonnes per 24 hours.
The factory was handed over to the private sector for 49 years in 2007 and since then hundreds works have been working for it.
The Parwan factory was set up in 1958 to produce 100 tonnes of cement meet demands of the local market but its operations were halted due to the debilitating civil strife the country.
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