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Bangladesh to fetch $5bn export revenue from ICT by ’25

Zunaid Ahmed Palak tells launching ceremony of Walcart

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh to fetch $5bn export revenue from ICT by ’25

The government has expected to generate 5 billion dollars as export revenue from the ICT sector by 2025, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak said on Sunday.

It is expected that one-fifth of that revenue will come from Walton, the state minister stated.

He informed this while inaugurating the e-commerce platform of Walton titled ‘Walcart Limited’ with the slogan of 'Shohoje, Sobkhane, Nirapode (Easy, Everywhere, Safely) at Walton Corporate Office in the capital on Sunday.

“Walton is now producing and exporting digital devices. The company has come up with such a timely initiative in the e-commerce sector. I am sure that the consumers will get their desired service from this sector as well,” he said.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak said that 90 percent of the services of the government can be provided through digital platforms, creating 2 million jobs in the hardware and software sector.

Bangladesh has turned into producing and exporting country from an importing country where Walton is playing a groundbreaking role, he added.

The state minister said that the government is not doing business but has created a business friendly environment for the entrepreneurs and we have Walton as example, contributing to Bangladesh's digital economy.

Walton Hi-Tech Industries Managing Director and CEO Golam Murshed gave a technical review on Walton's new model flagship smartphone 'Primo S8'.

Golam Murshed said, “We will definitely fulfill the expectation of government from Walton in export earnings from ICT sector. Walcart will work according to the trust of the people, taking the red-green flag of Bangladesh to the global arena.”

BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir, e-Cab President Shomi Kaiser, BCS President Shahid-Ul Munir, BACCO President Wahid Sharif were present at the opening ceremony as special guests, while the delightful programme was also attended by Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited's (WHIL) Chairman S M Nurul Alam Rezvi, Vice-Chairman SM Shamsul Alam, Directors SM Rezaul Alam and Tahmina Afrose Tanna, Walcart Chairman SM Manjurul Alam Ove, Managing Director Sabiha Jarin Orona, WHIL's Managing Director and CEO Golam Murshed.

'Walcart.com' is basically a B2B and B2C e-commerce platform through which the company is providing countrywide delivery services with products and services over 30 categories, including Walton products.

Thousands of sellers across the country are connected to this platform.