Officials in Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) said 3 day exhibition of rural handicrafts ended in Kabul, citing that during the 3 day exhibition 5 province‘s handicrafts were exhibited, the rural enterprise development program was launched in 2010 and so far $ 35 million has been invested in order to support and grow the rural handicrafts in the country.
Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Spokesman Akbar Rustami said, “Our goal is to grow and support the rural handicrafts industry by holding exhibitions, efforts are underway to launch exhibition in other provinces of Afghanistan soon.”
Women who exhibited their products in the 3 day of exhibition held in Kabul expressed their optimism over good markets, demanding the government to hold exhibitions in the future.
One of the sellers Zahra said, “We sold our products, and are happy about it, demanding the government to hold more exhibitions in the future.”
“We focus on handicrafts production in Nangarhar province, our products goes to USA, India, Dubai, and Pakistan.” The other female exhibitor Noorzai said.
Officials in Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development said in the 3 day exhibition only Balkh, Bamyan, Nangarhar, Kandahar, and Herat exhibited their products, efforts are underway to launch same exhibitions in 15 provinces of Afghanistan soon the main goal is to support the economy of women living in rural areas.
Officials in Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development added the Rural Enterprise Development Program (REDP) was launched in 2010 and so far $ 35 million has been invested on the aspect.
Reported by: Samira Zafari