Abdul Maroof, spokesperson to Badakhshan’s governor, said the factory is built at a cost of USD 200,000 with financial collaboration from GTZ, Marsico Funds and Agha Khan Foundation.
The factory, employing 100 female workers and 20 male workers, has helped provided job opportunities to the residents.
Molovi Naqi, one of the residents, said the factory is beneficial for the industrialization of Badakhshan province.
Badakhshan is one of the mountainous provinces of Afghanistan where people are deprived of technological and social services.
Afghanistan is the third country to produce wool. With the opening of this factory, the production of wool would exceed from before.