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71st cottage industry exhibition opens in Kabul

71st cottage industry exhibition opens in Kabul

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Jun 01, 2016 - 18:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The 71st exhibition of cottage industries was inaugurated on Wednesday in cooperation with the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) in Bagh-i-Babar park of Kabul.

RRD Minister Nasir Ahmad Durrani during the ribbon-cutting ceremony said 110 small investors from 27 districts of Nangarhar, Parwan, Bamyan, Balkh and Herat provinces were participating in the three-day exhibition.

Home-made products such as rug, carpet, home decoration items, food varieties and agricultureinfo-icon products have been put on display at the show. Most of the producers are womeninfo-icon.

The minister said the exhibition was aimed at encouraging local industries, creating opportunities and providing a platform to popularise domestically produced goods at national and international levels.

“All of the entrepreneurs are from rural areas and villages and we want them to get familiar with modern financing system so that their capacity can be enhanced,” the minister said.

Durrani said women in rural areas were deprived of most of opportunities and their capacity building could leave a positive impact on their products.

According to MRRD officials, the ministry has created direct and indirect work opportunities for 68,000 people through organising exhibitions and other capacity development programmes.

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