Support sought for carpet industry
AT News Report
KABUL: Union of the Afghanistan Carpet Producers and Exporters (ACPEU) on Wednesday asked the government to extend helping hand to the carpet industry in order to increase production and export of Afghan-made carpets.
Addressing a conference Head of ACPEU, Esmatullah Bator, while expressing his concerns over decline in the production and export of carpets in past years, said that export of Afghan made carpets was dramatically dropped by 70 percent from 2004 to 2011.
“There are no figures about export of Afghan made carpets, annually,” he added.
He urged government to support the union for improving carpet industry in the country.
Rahela, representative of carpet weavers of Balkh province, said that without collaboration of government they were unable to continue their profession in a better manner. The government should support this industry, or else we would face big challenges.
Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries, Muzammel Shinwari said that Afghan made carpets are playing its effective role to bolster national economy.
He urged carpet weavers and donors to find out solutions for strengthening of carpet industry.
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