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Herat Export Products Exhibition in Herat with initiative of Herat DoIC and AWCCI-West Zone

Date: 9 – 11 Feb 2019

Venue: Qalae Ekhtiaruddin

Export products exhibition inaugurated with initiative of Herat Department of Industry and Commerce (DoIC) and Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries-West Zone (AWCCI) in the presence of government officials from 9th to 11th Feb 2019 in Qalae Ekhtiaruddin. In Herat Export Products Exhibition products such as Dried fruits, Agriculture products, Saffron, Jewelry, Handicrafts and other products were exhibited.

Mr. Mohyeddin Noori, Deputy and Acting Head of Herat Governor appreciating this initiative said that holding such exhibitions can have an important role in Herat Export products development and expansion and emphasized that all of us have to work paving the way for investment in different sectors.

He told that economic self- sufficiency will help us to reach political and security stability and holding exhibitions will strengthen country’s industries and commerce. He also pointed the importance of women role in all sectors and appreciated women activities in industries and commerce.

Mr. Babur Enayat, Director of Herat Department of Industry and Commerce said that the main purpose of this exhibition was to find the potential market for Herat domestic products. There were totally 60 booths and more than 20 boots allocated to women businesses products. Mr. Enayat said that via holding such exhibitions is to support domestic products and added that Herat Department of Industry and Commerce always try to provide best facilities for private sector activists.

Ms. Maryam Jami Ul Ahmadi, Chair of AWCCI- West Zone said that women and men can build the economic base of country. All of national and international agencies should provide facilities for women empowerment and growth of women owned businesses. Business women emphasized on increasing the quality and standardization of their products. They added that supporting women products with national and international standards will have positive effect for exporting their products to Asian and Western countries. AWCCI is determined to provide the best and positive ways for exporting businesswomen’s products and to create the useful programs for developing their businesses.

Mr. Wahid Ahmad Sultani, Head of Tourism in Herat Information and Culture Department appreciated organizing this exhibitions in a historical place of Herat and emphasized on using domestic products.

Mr. Saad Khatibi, Director of Herat Chamber of Commerce emphasized more supports for investment on domestic products.

This exhibition was open for three days from to people and thousands of Herat citizens, TIKA office, and foreign consulates such as Turkmenistan, National and International Organization visited the exhibition. Businesswomen were satisfied by sells they had during 3 days they had 10,000-15,000 AFN sells in one day of exhibition.