KUALA LUMPUR: Shopping streets will be created at selected locations to promote the Buy Malaysian Products campaign, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic).
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman would be the first to be transformed into a shopping street to provide a venue for traders to sell goods in the run up to Hari Raya Haji celebration on July 31.
“After fighting against Covid-19, it is time to fight for the nation’s economic survival, ” he said.
Annuar said this before Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin opened the Buy Malaysia Products and Mega Sales campaign at Suria KLCC yesterday.
He said Kuala Lumpur was a strategic venue to launch such a campaign, being the economic pulse of the nation. He said those involved in activities must abide by the conditions imposed by the health authorities to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
“Malaysia has gained global recognition for effectively containing Covid-19. Let’s set another milestone by being one of the best in the world in reviving the economy post-Covid-19, ” he said.
He called upon all the shopping centres in the Federal Territories to participate in the Buy Malaysia Campaign and Mega Sales programme.“It can help boost sales, ” he said.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said there would be a roadshow to promote Buy Malaysian Product” campaign at various zones nationwide until year end.
“This is a strategic initiative to stimulate and revive the domestic economy through the retail sector.
“The government has allocated RM20mil under the Penjana Economic Revival Plan for the campaign, and to encourage the tagging of local products at supermarkets and on e-trade platform, ” he said.
Emphasis would be on fashion and clothing, furniture and fittings, electrical tools, automotive, art and craft, food and beverage, communication, information technology tools or gadgets, as well as health and beauty services.
The ministry has forged a strategic collaboration with nine other ministries and various associations to promote the campaign.
“The objective is to promote domestic spending, encourage consumers to buy local products, and promote the spirit of patriotism, ” he said.