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Milestones of business development


Business transactions in Afghanistan are conducted by Siemens India



Afghanistan’s royal couple visits Berlin-Siemensstadt



An engineer is sent to Afghanistan to represent the interests of Siemens & Halske (S&H) and Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW)



Construction of two hydroelectric power plants: the Wardack plant, which supplies electricity for Kabul, and the Pul-i-Ghomri plant, which powers a textile factory



A subsidiary is established under the name Siemens Afghanistan Ltd.



A sales company with the same name is opened in Kabul



The Sarobi hydroelectric power station, built from 1954 to 1957 by a consortium including SSW and Siemens-Bauunion, goes into operation



His Excellency Attik Rafiq, brother-in-law of the Afghan king, acquires a stake in Siemens Afghanistan Ltd., strengthening the position of Siemens Kabul in the eyes of Afghan authorities



Siemens Afghanistan Ltd. is converted into a base



Siemens Afghanistan Ltd. is closed. Afghan Electrical Engineering and Equipment Ltd. is founded to represent Siemens AG in Afghanistan



A permanent office is established in Kabul



The Regional Company Pakistan takes over responsibility for the Siemens Branch in Afghanistan