Afghan state-owned bread factory resumes production (responsible)


Staff members work at the Afghan state-owned bread factory, Silo-e-Markazi or central silo, in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2022. Photo: Xinhua

Afghanistan’s state-owned bread factory, Silo-e-Markazi or central silo, located in the national capital Kabul, reactivated and resumed production on Sunday, after decades of production halt, the body’s chief said. of bread production, Khayal Mohammad Maher.

“After strenuous efforts, we have reactivated Silo-e-Markazi to resume production and for the first time in the last 30 years it has started baking bread and cakes,” Maher told reporters here.

The factory, badly damaged since the 1990s and stopped since 1992, would be completely rebuilt to increase its products.

“Two other branches of the silo are located in the southern cities of Kandahar and western Herat and the authorities will soon purchase the necessary equipment to fully reactivate the said factories,” Maher said.

According to the manager, the silo started its production with the daily baking of 200 kg of flour to make bread and cakes and in the future the capacity would increase to five tons per day.

It is the very first state-run production entity to be reactivated since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August.

Currently, a total of 130 people, including 12 women, work in the bakery section of the silo to produce bread and cakes and the products are sold in 36 stalls across Kabul city.

Staff members work at the Afghan state-owned bread factory, Silo-e-Markazi or central silo, in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2022. Photo: Xinhua

Staff members work at the Afghan state-owned bread factory, Silo-e-Markazi or central silo, in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2022. Photo: Xinhua


Staff members work at the Afghan state-owned bread factory, Silo-e-Markazi or central silo, in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2022. Photo: Xinhua

Staff members work at the Afghan state-owned bread factory, Silo-e-Markazi or central silo, in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2022. Photo: Xinhua

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