The Czech Republic will invest $70 million on cement production in west Afghanistan, according to officials from the war-torn country. The investment will be made in Herat province as part of a project to establish a cement factory in Zenda Jan district.
The agreement of the project will be inked in the next two months with a Czech firm, Sirus Alaf, an Afghan presidential adviser on the economy told reporters.
The private sector of Afghanistan will also invest in the project (around the same amount). The factory is estimated to produce 1,600 tons of cement a day.
“It will transform the future of Afghanistan especially (the) south-western zone,” Alaf said.
Officials expect that with the start of production of cement by the factory, price of the construction material would drop by half in Herat.