Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat has increased the amount of electricity for the industrial parks, aiming to support the domestic products in the country. The industrial parks are now being provided with 12 hours of electricity on a daily basis.
The owner of the factories welcomed the increase of electricity but argued that they need to be provided with 24/7 electricity to continue their activities.
More than 80 people lost their jobs after a factory in Kabul cut down operations due to electricity.
“The Islamic Emirate should pay attention to the industrial sector. It should provide electricity, markets and other needs for the industrial sector, otherwise many factories will collapse,” said Khalid Mohammad Tajik, an owner of the factory.
The Kabul Chamber of Industry and Mines warned that if the needs of the industrial parks are not met, the factories will be forced to halt their activities.
“In the current situation, the economic crisis has increased and our citizens have become jobless. If the factories lack electricity, the rate of unemployment will rise as the factories close,” he said.
A spokesman for Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat, Hekmatullah Maiwandi, said that the private companies will be provided with 12 hours of electricity on a daily basis.
“We have made a lot of efforts… we have increased two more hours of electricity for the industrial parks and now they are being provided with 12 hours of electricity,” he said.
According to the available numbers of the Afghanistan Chamber of Industry and Mines (ACIM), there are more than 6,000 factories active in Afghanistan. Many of these factories are currently struggling with a shortage of power.