Attempts to rebuild the Pol-e-Khumri textile factory
Reporter: Mehrullah Mehrdad
Government officials in the center of the country have decided to rebuild the Pul-Khumri Textile Factory. The governor of Baghlan, while visiting the Pul-e-Khumri Textile Factory, said the government had decided to rebuild the factory. Mohammad Farid Basim, governor of Baghlan, said during the visit that efforts were underway to attract investment to build the plant and that work would begin soon on the reconstruction of the Pul-e-Khumri Textile Factory. Currently, about 5 percent of the plant’s machinery is active, and about 4 employees are working in the factory.
It is said that the income of the factory, which even paid its employees, cannot be the sole source of income for the Pul-Khumri Textile Factory from the textile power plant and the rent of the textile machinery. Pul-e-Khumri Textile Factory was founded in 1931, and in 6 years, the Textile Factory and the first section of the Textile Electricity were put into operation. The factory had 7,000 employees since its inception and produced more than a thousand German, Russian and English machines with daily output of one hundred thousand pieces per day.
At present, the Pole-Khumri Textile Factory produces about six hundred meters daily and now its officials say that if the factory is invested and rebuilt alongside the country’s economic growth, the unemployment rate will decrease as well. Find out.