Walton, BUET to work together on research

Staff Correspondent

17 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Walton, BUET to work together on research

BUET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Satya Prasad Majumder along with Walton Vice-Chairman SM Shamsul Alam and Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed pose for a photo after visiting Walton factory in Gazipur on Monday.

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder said that Walton as well as BUET will work together on the research and development of the Bangladesh made electronics and hi-tech products.

Both the organisations will be able to make a great contribution to the fourth industrial revolution and also to the revolution of the country's economic development and technological advancement, he added.

The BUET VC came up with these remarks while a group of 11 veteran teachers of the country’s renowned engineering universities were visited Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) factory at Chandra in Gazipur on Monday.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department’s Head Prof. Dr. Kamrul Hasan, Prof. Dr. Anisuzzaman Talukder, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Faisal, Prof. Dr. Asiful Islam, Prof. Dr. Harun-Ur-Rashid, Dr. Ziaur Rahman, Mechanical Engineering Department’s Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mamun and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ehsan also visited the Walton factory.

WHIL Vice-Chairman SM Shamsul Alam, Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed and Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited Chairman SM Rezaul Alam were also present.

WHIL Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed said, “Walton's entrepreneurs dreamed that the name ‘Bangladesh’ would be uttered proudly in the world as a country of electronics and technology products. To make the dream true, the country’s talented people, especially the engineers, are working relentlessly. We have created a field so that young engineers in Bangladesh can do research at Walton. That is why we have taken initiative to work jointly with the engineering universities. This will close the 'brain drain'. The country will get the services of its meritorious children.”

Earlier, four engineering universities individually signed memorandum of understandings with Walton to jointly work on research and development of the domestically produced hi-tech product’s technologies.

These universities were Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Mechanical Engineering Department of the Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) and Industrial and Production Engineering Department of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST).

During their visit, Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited Deputy Managing Director Engineer (DMD) Md Liakat Ali, WHIL’s DMD Alamgir Alam Sarker, Executive Directors Sirajul Islam, Azizul Hakim, Tawfiq-Ul-Quader, Tapash Kumer Majumder and some other senior officials were also present.