Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory – in pictures

Workers break rocks to be used at the Jabal Saraj cement factory. All photos by Ahmad Masood / Reuters

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

Sacks of cement sit ready for delivery.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

Factory workers sign in their attendance as they arrive for work.


Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

Dadullah, an employee at the factory, works on one of the old machines.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

Posing for the photo is Khuda Daad, the head of the laboratory at the Jabal Saraj factory.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

The kitchen staff busy themselves preparing lunch to be served to the factory workers.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

The Jabal Saraj cement factory is 75 kilometres north of Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

Workers waiting to be served during their lunch break.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

A factory worker takes a break.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

Worker Dadullah stands in for a photo.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

Abdul Salaam is an electrician at the Jabal Saraj factory.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

A worker shovels coal to power the big machines at the factory.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

A worker peers through a hole at an oven at the cement factory.

Afghanistan workers given hope from revived cement factory - in pictures

A worker observes a conveyer belt carrying broken rocks to be ground.

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