KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a video conference with the representatives of Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI) appreciated them for their preparation to provide and produce detergents, protective clothing and other necessities, following the ravage of coronavirus outbreak in the country, a statement from the Presidential Palace said Sunday.
During the video conference also attended by Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ajmal Ahmadi, the women chamber of commerce representatives assured the president of their efforts to do more in prevention of the illness through producing and preparing detergent fluids, anti-virus protective clothing, including masks and other essentials observing work mechanism and in accordance with the coronavirus pandemic conditions, said the statement.
Likewise, Ajmal Ahmadi, the acting minister of industry and commerce said: “Despite the problems of the covid-19 in the country, opportunities are available for providing and producing medical items and protective clothing.”
“More than 100 companies have shown preparations for production of face-masks, protective clothing and medical items,” said the minister as quoted by the statement.
The president, meanwhile, said that work on construction of springhouses have been kicked off in ten provinces of the country to preserve and support agricultural products and the government was making efforts to implement basic and sustainable activities for the women entrepreneurs. “Supporting domestic products is government’s top priority,” president tells the meeting.
President Ghani also instructed the minister of agriculture, irrigation and livestock to use grapes products in the production of raisin and juice and reiterated that in accordance to the world standard, women products should be paid enough attention.
He asked businesswomen for providing their suggestions in this field and sharing with the government.
The countries president also assured that the government was planned to provide and arrange a 1000-bed hospital for the allegedly coronavirus affected people, the statement quoted.
The Kabul Times