AT News Report-KABUL: The government is evades in supporting domestic products as well as industrialists in the country, trade official said on Monday, accusing government of relying on imports from neighboring countries only.
“The National Unity Government is playing double game with investors because yet to come up to the fore with a comprehensive diagram to support them,” Khan Jan Alokozay, Deputy Head of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of marble production town in Kabul, he said based on the constitution—it is the responsibility of the government to pave way for investment and capacity building.
“Unfortunately, since shutdown of AISA (Afghanistan Investment Support Agency), the government has not distributed any land for industrialist,” he said.
The inaugurated town includes 30 marble production houseworks which have been built on 300 acres of land with a cost of $50 million by the investors, ariananews has reported.
Rahim Saeedi, the Commerce Ministry’s General Director for Private Sector Development said that the government welcomes and ensures to support the marble industry in the country.
“We have the potential to produce marbles and compete not only in domestic markets but also in international markets,” Saeedi said.