Afghan cement factory renovation

Afghan cement factory renovation
Published: 06 April 2005

A cement factory based in Dubai, the International Star Cement Factory, has announced that it will spend US$25m on the renovations of an old cement factory in Ghor district in northern Baghlan province.  The international companies will, after talks with the United Sates, India and the Arab States announce the starting date soon. 

The Ghor Cement Factory was built in 1961 by Czechoslovakian government. At that time the factory had 736 employees. It was later partially destroyed when fighting broke out between the Mujahideen Resistance and the Soviet forces.  According to a foreman in charge, the factory aims to increase production by manufacturing 400 tons of cement a day.  The factory currently employs 527 workers and produces nearly 190 tons of cement in a day.