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Dairy processing plant being established in Kunar

Dairy processing plant being established in Kunar

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Jun 26, 2019 - 16:58

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agricultureinfo-icon, Irrigation and Livestock (MoAIL) says a dairy processing plant is being constructed at a cost of 20 million afghanis in eastern Kunar province.

Deputy Minister Hashmatullah Ghafoori, during a visit to Kunar, said the agriculture sector was strong in the province but there was no processing facility.

While laying the foundation stone of the dairy plant in Asadabad, he said the facility would cost 20 million afghanis and would be completed in six months.

At least 6,000 litres of milk would be processed within 24 hours, he said, adding Afghanistaninfo-icon imported dairy products worth $60 million annually and the government was working on a plan to build similar plants in other provinces.

He added dairy imports would be reduced by 50 percent with the construction of the plant and that would strengthen the economy.

Rahmatullah, owner of a farm, said he supplied his products to the local market, but he was not offered fair prices.

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