The Office of the Deputy PM for Economic Affairs assured industrialists that the Islamic Emirate supports domestic production in the country.
In a meeting aimed at bolstering the industrial sector and supporting industrialists, officials of this commission asked all government institutions to use the domestic products of the country.
The office said in a statement that even though the domestic products quality may lag behind foreign counterparts by 10 to 15 percent, the government institutions are obliged to use them.
“This commitment extends even to cases where domestic product quality may lag behind foreign counterparts by 10 to 15 percent. Government entities are directed to maintain comprehensive lists of domestic products and seek quotations accordingly during procurement,” the statement reads.
"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan does its best to create facilities for them, provide ease for them in customs and tax issues, and their products should be introduced more, and domestic products should be used in government departments,” Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman of the Islamic Emirate said.
"The aim of the meeting that was held in the Office of the Deputy PM for Economic Affairs is to create facilities for domestic businessmen and national businessmen and to create coordination between different organizations for the purpose of economic growth and development in the country,” Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy of the ministry of economy told TOLOnews.
Meanwhile, the Afghanistan Chamber of Industry and Mines said that for the growth of the industry in the country, it is necessary for the Islamic Emirate to provide facilities for the industrialists.
According to the chamber, the lack of electricity and land is among the main challenges that has negatively affected the business of industrialists.
"Using domestic products is a very good move. They should expedite land distribution, and fundamental work should be done on the issue of electricity,” said Sakhi Ahmad Payman, first deputy of the Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines.
Some economists said that supporting domestic production will increase employment opportunities for the country's citizens, and it will also decrease the level of poverty.
"We can prevent the outflow of currency from the country, create jobs, and move toward economic growth to the extent that the government and the people support domestic production," said Abdul Nasir Reshtia, an economist.
Earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) said that 39 industrial parks are being built across the nation's provinces and that Afghanistan has achieved self-sufficiency in the production of 50 items.