In Kulyab, work has begun on the re-profiling of the former shoe factory into a modern sewing enterprise, Asia Plus news agency reported.
As the mayor of Kulob Hamid Abdulloev told the agency, this is a forced action. According to him, the largest shoe factory in the country, built in the last years of the existence of the Soviet Union, was never able to earn at full capacity.
“For 25 years, then Italian-made equipment that was ultramodern was morally and physically outdated, and it was not possible to get the corresponding orders,” he said, adding that the attempt to install Chinese-made equipment at the enterprise failed.
The idea of re-profiling the factory in the capital's offices found full support. “Over the weekend, the Minister of Energy and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan, Sherali Gul, visited the enterprise, approved the plan, gave the corresponding task to Ekut to supply the first 250 sewing machines, to help in setting up the production line,” said the mayor of Kulyaba, adding that the line is up to the end of the month will be launched and at least 400 people will be employed on it.
At first, according to Kh. Abdulloev, the sewing factory will carry out orders of the military and security forces, the conclusion of agreements with them at the completion stage. The company will carry out small orders on one shoe production line.