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Kandahar’s fruits exports reach 118,000 tons this year

Officials in Kandahar report that in the current year, 118,000 tons of fresh fruit have been exported from this province, generating revenue of USD 55,547,000 from fruit exports. The exported fruits include watermelons, grapes, pomegranates, figs, and more. According to officials in the Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Investment, proper water management and fewer natural pests have contributed to increased fruit yields in Kandahar this year. “Although we experienced drought this year, water management was proper, orchards were irrigated at the right time, and diseases did not emerge. Fruits were exported regularly. Now, some pomegranates and apples remain,” said Abdul Baqi Bina, the deputy of the Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Investment. Fruit exporters in Kandahar say that while facilities have been provided to facilitate the export process, more effort is needed to increase the volume of the country’s exports. “Fortunately, security was perfect this year. There were no problems at customs. If there were any issue, the head of customs would resolve it,” said Haji Nani, the head of the Fresh Fruit Export Commission in Kandahar. However, the lack of standard cold storage facilities in the country causes a portion of the fresh fruits from orchard owners to go to waste. Orchard owners are requesting the establishment of standard cold storage facilities in the country to preserve and store fresh fruits. Kandahar’s pomegranates, known for their exceptional reputation domestically and internationally, are primarily cultivated in the districts of Arghandab, Zherai, Khakrez, and Arghistan of the province. Mukhtar Safi

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.