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Walton offers discounts on computers in exchange for old ones

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 August, 2023 12:00 AM
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Walton has launched a special discount campaign that offers customers the opportunity to purchase new computers at reduced prices by exchanging their old ones.

In the campaign named 'Laptop Exchange Offer Season-3', customers have the opportunity to purchase laptops, desktops, all-in-one PCs, tablets, and more, according to a press release.

Walton has announced this initiative in an effort to raise awareness about e-waste and promote environmental protection through e-waste management, with the goal of advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In the offer, customers can purchase new computer products from any Walton Plaza and receive a maximum discount of Tk. 12,000, along with the option of a 3-month installment plan, which will be available until further notice.

The announcement was made at an event held at the Walton corporate office in the capital on Thursday. Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar inaugurated the Walton Laptop Exchange Offer Season-3 campaign as the chief guest of the programme.

Directors SM Mahbubul Alam and SM Monjurul Alam Ovee from Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC graced the programme as special guests. The function was presided over by SM Rezaul Alam, Chairman of Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited.

The CEO of Walton Plaza, Mohammad Rayhan, and Maj Gen (LPR) Ibne Fazal Shayekhuzzaman, adviser to Walton Hi-Tech Industries, along with Deputy Managing Directors Nazrul Islam Sarker, Eva Rezwana Nilu, and Md. Humayun Kabir, and Additional Managing Director of Walton Digi-Tech Industries Ltd. Md. Liakat Ali, as well as Senior Executive Directors, Didarul Alam Khan, Mohammad Shahjada Salim, and Rafiqul Islam, and Executive Directors Mofizur Rahman Jakir and Zeenat Hakim, attended the program. The event was moderated by Walton's Executive Director and veteran actor Azizul Hakim.

Touhidur Rahman Raad, Chief Business Officer of Walton Computer Products, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the exchange offer. He mentioned that laptops, desktops, all-in-one PCs, monitors, printers, and tablets, among other products, are eligible for exchange benefits.

However, for the purchase of a tablet, TV, or monitor from any Walton Plaza, mobile phones will be accepted as an exchange.

In his inaugural speech, Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar said, "Bangladesh is no longer a bottomless basket. Bangladesh has secured a remarkable place in the global arena. We were looking for a brand that would represent Bangladesh to the world. We found Walton to be that brand. If you want to mention the name of a digital device company in Bangladesh, first of all, you must mention the name Walton. When we talk about success, employment, and innovation in Bangladesh, we have to talk about Walton. If one company can lead innovation in Bangladesh, it is Walton. Walton stands for the 'Made in Bangladesh' slogan."

He also stated, "Walton has taken the first initiative for e-waste management and recycling in Bangladesh. This initiative to offer a laptop exchange is unique. I strongly believe that Walton's laptop exchange offer will not only provide financial benefits to buyers of digital devices but also contribute to the protection of the country and the environment."

SM Mahbubul Alam said, "We are continually engaged in various waste management and recycling activities to keep the country pollution-free and clean. We have previously provided exchange facilities for air conditioners, televisions, and other products. Environmental protection is of utmost importance to us. As a result, Walton has received various state-level awards, including the National Environment Award. He hoped that the laptop exchange offer initiative would further advance the country's waste management efforts."

SM Rezaul Alam said, "Just as proper management is required for the waste in our kitchen, the e-waste in our homes and workplaces also needs appropriate handling. We are striving to manage the e-waste in the country. However, large quantities of old and banned refurbished products are entering the country, making e-waste management challenging and posing threats to the domestic industry, human life, and the country's economy. He emphasised that government action, monitoring, and public awareness are crucial in addressing this issue."