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How to repair the social fabric:
War-torn Afghanistan opens its
first synthetic fibre factory
(with a little help from the U.S.)

Daily Mail (UK), by Nick Enoch

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/13/2013 1:09:29 PM

As clouds of cotton swirl around him, a labourer - protected by headscarf and glasses - plays his part to boost Afghanistan´s economy. He is one of the workers in the country´s first synthetic fibre manufacturing plant, which opened last Tuesday. The Paktika Shaheen factory, in Kabul, was set up with $2million of investment from the U.S. and will initially provide employment for around 300 workers.At the opening ceremony, factory chairman Haji Sheikh Mohammad told Wadsam News it would recycle plastic bottles to make fibre for artificial cotton and carpets. And according to officials, the site can produce seven tonnes

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 10/13/2013 1:54:32 PM     (No. 9563513)

Jobs Americans won´t do?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 10/13/2013 2:31:48 PM     (No. 9563547)

I call that a good investment. $2M for 300 jobs. Generally speaking every job generated produces residual jobs ten to one!

One of our stimuli produced something like one job for every $50M bucks. Helping these countries get stable financially is the best investment we and the industrialized nations can do to help them out.

Problem is, we make it too easy to sell their products to US at highly discounted rates and that in turn costs US jobs. Level the playing field and all this would make good sense especially if the money came from private industry. If it´s government money the management of those funds is way beyond lousy!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fishbone, 10/13/2013 3:16:56 PM     (No. 9563585)

The best way to begin repairing the social fabric is to escape from that hellish cult called Islam which is dragging down the entire region. Anything and everything after that would be going an improvement.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: richwill, 10/13/2013 6:07:05 PM     (No. 9563766)

Is there affirmative action for non-muslims and women?

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