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MRRD to Provide Job Opportunities for Over 15,000 Afghan Returnees

(Last Updated On: February 11, 2018)

The Ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) says it has planned to create job opportunities for more than 15,000 Afghan returnees.

Mujib-ur-Rahman Karimi, the MRRD Minister on Sunday said that they have established carpet weaving workhouses for the returnees in nine provinces of the country, as part of the industries development plan in rural areas.

It is expected that about 5,000 carpet weaving workhouses will be established within next three months which will also include raw materials used for weaving carpets.

Reports suggest, that more than 1 million cubic meters of carpets are woven by Afghan carpet weavers each year; however, due to lack of sufficient capacity, the carpets are being transferred to neighboring countries and from there being exported to other countries with different trademarks.

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