The Ministry of Industry and Commerce said that the construction of 39 industrial parks is underway in various provinces of Afghanistan.
Speaking at a national and international symposium held in Kabul, a spokesman for the MoIC, Akhundzada Abdul Salam, said that Afghanistan is self-sufficient in producing 50 types of materials.
“The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) has made achievements in increasing capacity. Afghanistan reached self-sufficiency in producing 50 types of materials including 15 types of medicine,” he said.
This comes as the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs said that the improvement of the industrial sector is important for the creation of jobs in the country.
"Industrial development is very important in the country’s economy. All of us are trying to develop the country and improve the industry of our country,” said Abdul Wahid Fayiz, an official of the ministry.
Meanwhile, the acting head of the Technical and Vocational Education Training Organization, Ghulam Haidar Shahamat, said that efforts are underway to improve technical study in the country.
“We need professional and technical people for the extraction of mines, people were not trained in the past 20 years. We need to improve our modern and technical education,” he said.
Based on the statistics of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC), Afghan exports abroad reached nearly $2 billion in 1401.