A gathering was attended by several Islamic Emirate officials on Wednesday to mark the National Day of Craftsmen.
The Afghanistan Chamber of Craftsmen (ACC) called on the Islamic Emirate to provide them with security.
“We don’t say our problem should be fixed today, tomorrow or soon--we tell our problems and the Islamic Emirate can address them based on its ability,” said Shireen Agha, deputy head of the ACC.
Speaking at the gathering, acting Minister of Commerce and Industry Nooruddin Azizi said the Islamic Emirate will address the problems faced by the craftsman.
He said that the Islamic Emirate will soon open an industrial park in the Pul-e-Charkhi area of Kabul.
“We are trying to establish a workplace for between 5,000 to 10,000 people. We have 10 acres of land, if the Kabul municipality hands it over to us, we will use it for carpets, stones, jewelry and other handicrafts,” he said.
Abdullah Haidari, an official of the Ministry of Finance who was speaking at the same gathering, said: “We will implement a reduction in payment of taxes for the small-time craftsmen.”