(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KABUL - A factory of aloe veraprocessing was inaugurated in Herat on Friday which can process at least 10tons of the plant on a daily basis.
At least $2 million has beeninvested in the plant which is located in the industrial park in the city ofHeat, owner of the company said.
Employees of the factory saidthe product of the factory will be used in energy drinks.
The plant has been newlyintroduced in the province and according to officials, it can be creating agood business similar to saffron.
'The capacity of the factorywill increase in the future, said Mohammad Haidar, an investor.
'The factory has the capacityto package its product as well, said Mohammad Latif, an industry worker.
The Agriculture Minister NasirAhmad Durani who visited Herat last week said aloe vera is cultivated in fiveprovinces and that efforts are underway to increase it to 15 provinces.
Officials said aloe vera isalso used in medicines.
'The aloe vera leaf is used forsoaps and detergents and now it is used in energy drinks after the inaugurationof the company, said Abdul Saboor Rahmani, the provincial director ofagriculture. (Tolonews)