Written by: Hesamuddin Hamdard

Afghanistan has many places for amusement near to cities but these places require investment and the only way to get the benefit of your investment is to find the need of the people.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Muhammad Idris, a resident of Paghman district, Kabul province who has found out the need of the people and has started his work. Muhammad Idris says: “at the beginning, I built a park from my own garden. Later when I saw that the people who come to the park, most of them wanted to go to a swimming pool but there was only one swimming pool at the end of the valley and families did not dare to go so far for swimming. I spent about 500 thousand Afghanis and built a modern swimming pool inside the park. I transfer water by the pipes to the swimming pool and I am changing the water of swimming pool regularly. I also have built a small swimming pool for children and my daily income reaches 4000-5000 Afghanis. I have built a house for me from the benefit of the park and I am paying my studying fees.

Lack of Evaluation:

orticulture has remarkable growth in Afghanistan in recent years. This country has various kinds of fruits with pleasant tastes and good quality but due to the lack of cold storage facilities, gardeners could not keep their fruits for a long time.

In the recent years, some gardeners in the villages have built a cold storage but those numbers are not sufficient. Mirzaman, a resident of Sayad village, Bagram district, Parwan province has imported a mobile cold store from abroad. AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to him.

Mirzaman says: “I have imported a mobile cold store from Germany and have spent about 15 million Afghanis for its purchase, custom, delivery and preparing the ground to install the cold store on it. When I wanted to get benefit from the cold store, unfortunately, I do not have more money to buy fresh fruits for storing. the lack of evaluation and not having experience in the related field before starting our economic work caused me the failure.