Challenges for Business in Remote Afghanistan

Oct 31, 2011   //   by Hameed   //   Uncategorized  //  2 Comments

This is a pho­to stu­dio in the remote province on Bamyan, in cen­tral Afghanistan. Since they are far away from major cities and the cap­i­tal Kab­ul, they have devel­oped skills that can help them fix prob­lems of their equip­ment and machines that they are using with­out hav­ing to trav­el and bring their bro­ken machines with them. For exam­ple, this pho­to stu­dio own­er fix­es his own pho­to­copi­er and print­er when there is any small prob­lems with it. If they need to replace any parts then they ask a dri­ver who trav­els reg­u­lar­ly to Kab­ul to bring that to them and then they would replace it by themselves.
Imped­i­ments to road trav­els stop them from trav­el­ing too. Tal­iban’s check points on the way from Bamyan to Kab­ul is one con­cern for busi­ness peo­ple in Bamyan, for exam­ple. In win­ter the roads are snowed under and impos­si­ble to trav­el on. The cost of the road trav­el is also high. So those are some of the chal­lenges that busi­ness peo­ple in Bamyan and oth­er remote provinces are fac­ing and the have to devel­op rel­e­vant skills to trou­bleshoot prob­lems in their areas of work.