Tabriz shopper’s admirable act
Rapporteur-Farbod Dehghani: at a time when the country is faced with a big problem of unemployment, one of the best ways to solve this problem is to believe that with the support of domestic production, we can smooth the way for more employment and the labor force and stronger economy.
Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that not only lots of ordinary people, but much of the country's officials, doesn’t trust to the Iranian producers and this has led the country to crisis, the vulnerable and the unemployment rate, go up.
Some Statistics unfortunately make man so surprised when we her them. In the latest customs statistics confirm that over the past year, the Sri Lankan shampoo, Bulgarian toothbrush and monkeys for medical research from Turkey have entered to the country!
Lack of local production support in a country where 70 percent of the population are under 35 years, is one of the the main causes of high unemployment and stagnation in the country. While the unemployment rate in the country, according to the central bank varies by 12 to 14 percent, represents youth unemployment is a serious warning.
President Hassan Rouhani has called for a national movement to opt for domestic products instead of foreign brands. “One of the government’s major responsibilities is to support domestic goods and manufacturers,” he was quoted by IRNA as saying, noting that to achieve the objective the government has tasked the ministry of industry, mine, trade to come up with a list of Iranian products with their foreign counterparts and subsequently ban the import of the latter. The president’s remarks come a few days after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called for supporting domestic production, saying: “The key to solving economic problems should not be sought in Lausanne, Geneva or New York. In order to solve the economic problems, attention should be focused on domestic production.”(1)
Citizen newspaper wrote: "Tabriz 400 stores within a month have joined hands to just sell shoes which are made in Iran, some other cities merchants had joined to this big move.
"Till when we must complain and beg government for support? We started from our own. “President of the Manufacturers Association of Tabriz shoes says.