First government-owned fish farm in Parwan

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
16 May 2007, at 1:00am

AFGHANISTAN - The first-ever government-owned fishery has been launched in the central Parwan province. The fish farm, built in Tajikan village of the Jabal Siraj district, will start production in the coming six months.

The costs of setting up the fishery was provided by the government of France. Ahmad Zia Sharifi, representative of the French embassy in Kabul, said supply in the market would begin in the coming six months.

Director of the agriculture department Shah Mir Ameeri said dozens of private farms were present in the province, but that was the first government-owned fish farm to be set up here.

A farmer Abdul Khaliq said he also intended to set up a fish farm and start running his own business.

Source: PakTribune