Afghan Biographies

Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines (ACIM)

Name Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines (ACIM)
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Rahimullah Samandar
Deputy head of the ACIM:

Sakhi Ahmad Payman  Paiman(20220425, 20221108, 20230705)

ACIM administrative board head:
Shirbaz Kaminzadah
Member of the ACCI:

Khan Jan Alokozai (20220424)


The Afghanistan chamber of industries and mines is a non-profit, non-governmental and independent organization which mainly provides services in the field of industry and mines sectors of Afghanistan. The chamber has been established in March 2017 Based on the decree of the president of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan,  Mohammad Ashraf Ghani since then the ACIM provided various services for afghan factories as well as paved the way for new investments in the country.

The Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines (ACIM) officially started functioning four days Aug 9, 2017after its inauguration by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.President Ghani ordered separation of the industry section from ACCI and creation of a special chamber for industries and mines on May 2, 2017.  The ACIM will focus on developing industries, attracting investment in the mining sector and preventing illegal mineral extraction. The chamber will share its plans with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum as well for attracting investments and prevention of illegal extraction.

ACIM officials said branches of the chamber would be opened in Nangarhar, Herat, Kandahar and Balkh provinces in the near future.

ACIM COO Rahimullah Samandar said the launch of the chamber was vital to support industrialists as the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) was more focused on traders.

Last Modified 2023-07-05
Established 2019-01-12