|Date of birth
|Baghlan Sugar Factory Head Background NBSC
|History and Biodata
1. Director of Baghlan Sugar Factory:
Ghulam Sakhi Said Haji Ghulam Sakhi (20131219, 20140414) +93 (0) 788947903
Baghlan sugar factory was built in the year 1938 and started to its production in the year 1940, where 800 to 900 tons of beet sugar was processed on a daily basis to produce sugar. The Baghlan Sugar Factory (BSF) was established in 1938 by the Kingdom of Afghanistan to satisfy the domestic demand for sugar with Bank Millie Afghan as the major shareholder and 100 members of the Royal and industrial elite of the country holding the remainder of the shares.
Two German companies gave their 38-percent joint share of the New Baghlan Sugar Factory to the government of Afghanistan, making it the sole owner of the factory. The factory needs subsidies of $500,000 annually, but it is expected to turn a profit within the next 5 years. A major obstacle to the factory's productivity has been a shortage of beetroot.(20121216)
The New Baghlan Sugar Company produced more than 570 tons of sugar during sugar beet cultivation season in 2013, while the production was only 254 tons of sugar in 2012 and 2011.
About 5,000 acres of land are used for growing sugar beet in Baghlan, and the factory operates for one and a half month in the season of the crops.
Director of the factory, Ghulam Sakhi said that they distributed sugar beets seeds along with two bags of fertilizers without any cost to farmers to help boost sugar beet production in the province. He added they bought one ton of sugar beet at 2,000 AFN from the farmers.(20140414)