A nationwide campaign titled “Made in Kazakhstan” meant to support domestic manufacturers was launched in Astana on Feb. 16.
“At the enlarged session of the Government on Feb. 11, President Nursultan Nazarbayev called to provide support to domestic producers by launching a nationwide campaign ‘Made in Kazakhstan’,” according to the press service of the office of Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov.
“Let’s address all citizens of Kazakhstan, even in this difficult situation to buy our Kazakh goods. Let it be a help to the economy of Kazakhstan,” he said.
According to the activists of the Kazakhstan2050 National Movement, the campaign was launched in one of the networks of supermarkets in Kazakhstan. Further negotiations with major retail chains and manufacturers throughout the country have already begun. The campaign suggests that the section with the products of domestic manufacturers will be marked with special coloured labels that bear the inscription “Made in Kazakhstan.” This will highlight the Kazakh products among other goods to make them more attractive to buyers.
“Buying Kazakh products, we do not just help our economy, we can help thousands of people who work in domestic enterprises and continue to work there because we will support them. This means they will be able to feed their families, raise children and pay taxes [so that there are funds to pay] salaries to doctors and teachers. We will not be buying Kazakh goods because it is necessary, but because it is the right thing to do,” said Chairman of the Council of Kazakhstan2050 National Movement Danat Zhumin.