Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar and State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak were also present
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal inaugurated the country’s first-ever elevator manufacturing factory at Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd at Chandra in Gazipur yesterday.
He also launched four other projects, including maiden export of ‘Made in Bangladesh’ smartphones to the United States, export of huge volume air conditioner to India, Walton’s All-in-One PC and Walton TV’s own operating system ‘ROS,’ said a press release.
Meanwhile, Walton factory has been declared as Private Hi-Tech Park and thus Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority and Walton inked an agreement in this regard.
During that time, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar and State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak were also present.
Addressing the function, the finance minister said, “Starting journey with a dream for Bangladeshis, Walton has been moving ahead with a perfect road map towards the fulfillment of dream. They are exporting locally finished mobile phone, laptop, compressor, household appliances etc. to the global market."
WHIL Chairman SM Nurul Alam Rezvi, Vice-Chairman SM Shamsul Alam, Managing Director SM Ashraful Alam, Director SM Mahbubul Alam, Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited Chairman SM Rezaul Alam, Managing Director SM Monjurul Alam, Walton Group Director Tahmina Afrose Tanna, Raisa Sigma Hima and Rifah Tasnia Swarna were also present.
The ministers also visited various production plants including refrigerators, compressors, televisions, air conditioners, mobile phones, computers, laptops, home appliances, electric appliances and mould and die, etc.
At present Walton's production capacity is eight lakh smartphone and 20 lakh feature phone per month.