The unreliable electricity supply and lack of space to expand factories hinder the growth of industries.
Local Company Produces Quality Tools with Fewer Resources
Gas Tool Factory is a local gas equipment production company which operates in the Pul-e-Charkhi industrial parks in the eastern part of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and produces quality tools despite having the lowest levels of equipment and facilities.
“Our tools have been welcomed by a lot of customers in the local market,” said the owner of the factory Din Gul. The company previously operated in Pakistan but returned to Afghanistan a few years ago. But lack of electricity and space continue to hinder expansion of businesses in the industrial park.”
Din Gul, accompanied by his four brothers, transferred their company to Kabul.
“We are aware that there are a lot of problems in Afghanistan if better ground is paved for us, we are confident to work more effectively and create jobs to many people,” said factory owner Din Gul.
“You see that all our machines have stopped due to lack of electricity. If reliable electricity is made available, our problems will be solved,” said factory worker Bahram Gul.
The company which owns several technical workers and skilled employees plans to expand its production, but the lack of electricity and other necessary resources are obstacles in their way.
“We want the government to make available more land for expansion. If we work on the private lands, it costs us more and we can’t get the necessary income,” said another worker.