Work begins on Nangarhar women’s business market

Monitoring Desk

JALALABAD: The governor’s house and the department of women’s affairs in eastern Nangarhar province jointly performed the groundbreaking ceremony for a new women’s business market in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital.

A statement from the governor’s house said currently around 85, 00 women were busy doing businesses, gardening, jobs and making handcrafts but they lacked an inclusive market and thus faced huge problems.

The market facility would be constructed at a cost of 5. 6 million afghanis and India would provide the amount and the structure would be completed within six months.

Nangarhar Governor Gulab Mangal, who attended the ceremony, said constructing the women’s business marker would provide a bundle of job opportunities to other women as well.

He said the market was being built in a place where women could be confident and could easily reach there.

Meanwhile, provincial urban development department head Abdul Qahar Hidari said the market building would cost 5.6 million afgahnis and would take six months to be completed.

Habiba Kakar, a member of the provincial council (PC), called the market for women as massive step.

He said: “Nangarhar women have many skills and by constructing the market, they would bring more positive changes to the society”.

Women’s affairs head Anisa Imrani said currently 85, 00 women were busy on different jobs and the mentioned number would boost once the market’s construction was done.

She said local women were also working in the private sector and were busy with gardening, handcrafts and some other jobs. Sharifa Ahmadzai, owner of a carpet weaving factory, said the market would be a big bazaar for their production.