Walton shows Bangladesh can do

Says BSEC chairman after visiting Walton Hi-Tech Park

Staff Correspondent

21 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Walton shows Bangladesh can do

BSEC Chairman Prof Shibli Rubayat-ul-Islam unveils new model of Smart TV during his visit at Walton TV manufacturing factory at Chandra in Gazipur on Saturday.

Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) Chairman Professor Shibli Rubayat-ul-Islam said local hi-tech industries like Walton are taking the country towards becoming a developed nation.

“Considering the criteria for becoming a developed country, Bangladesh has to move towards the hi-tech industrialization from its traditional agriculture-based industry. I think Walton has been playing a leading role in this regard,” he said.

BSEC chairman came up with remarks while expressing his reaction after visiting Walton Hi-Tech Park at Chandra in Gazipur on Saturday.

“Bangladesh has progressed well and is also moving forward to be a developed country,” he said.

Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd (WHIL) directors S.M. Ashraful Alam and S.M. Mahbubul Alam, Walton Digi-Tech Industries Ltd chairman S.M Rezaul Alam and managing director SM Monjural Alam and WHIL managing director Engineer Golam Murshed were also present during the visit. BSEC chairman was accompanied by his wife and welcomed with flower bouquets by the Walton high officials as they reached the hi-tech park.

They later enjoyed Walton’s corporate documentary and visited Walton’s products’ display centre as well as some manufacturing factories of refrigerators, compressors, metal casting SMT production, LGP and LDP, motherboard and TV.

BSEC chairman unveiled a new model of Walton’s Smart Television during the visit.

Meanwhile, the Prof Islam was impressed with the prototype of the world's most high-efficiency inverter compressor made by Walton, the company said.

Walton said it was going to produce that huge energy saving inverter compressor very soon.

“The customers will get the highest quality, most durable compressor in the world at an affordable price. With the launch of that project, Walton's compressor production will be doubled,” the company said.

BSEC chairman said, “Walton factory is a hi-tech green technology project. Here various components are being made using the most sophisticated technology. I witnessed that how Walton is making a complete product from raw materials.”

“I was really overwhelmed. Looking at Walton, I realized that Bangladesh has come a long way. Walton is a self-contained beautiful company from all sides,” he added.

He said, “Walton entrepreneurs are all honest. I don't see any obstacles in Walton's development.”

Prof Shibli Rubaiyat-ul-Islam said, “We were dependent on the production of agricultural products. From there, Walton is playing a leading role in the second stage of becoming a developed country where we have to go into the high tech and heavy industry.”

“We are now exporting the products we used to import. Walton has shown us that Bangladesh can do too. Everything that is possible in Bangladesh, we can show the whole world through Walton.”

He said, “I would like to thank the Walton entrepreneurs for raising the profile of the country and the nation.”

At Walton factory, finished products are being made from simple copper, plastic raw materials, mentioning, he said. 

Following proper health safety rules and also maintaining social distance, WHIL additional managing director Abul Bashar Howlader, deputy managing directors Md. Humayun Kabir and Alamgir Alam Sarker, executive directors Col. (Retd.) S M Shahadat Alam, Uday Hakim, Tanvir Rahman, Yusuf Ali, Anisur Rahman Mallick, Md. Firoj Alam (also chief marketing officer), Amin Khan, Shahjada Salim, Yeasir Al Imran, Shahjalal Hossain Limon and Rakib Uddin were also present during the visit.