Major General Ibne Fazal Shayekhuzzaman, engineer-in-chief of the Military Engineer Services (MES) of Bangladesh Army, said that Walton has been contributing to the economic development of Bangladesh by manufacturing import substitute electronics products.
“They need to be given priority in the country’s economic development and that needs to be ensured at all levels, both individual and institutional,” he noted.
The Bangladesh Army’s engineer-in-chief made the remark after a visit to Walton Hi-Tech Park at Chandra in Gazipur on December 7.
Led by him, a team of 76 engineers of the Bangladesh Army visited the country’s electronics giant Walton factory aimed at viewing the locally finished electronics goods’ state-of-the-art manufacturing progress and also the real progress of the local hi-tech industries.
Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) Director SM Mahbubul Alam were present during the factory visit by the MES delegations.
Among others, WHIL’s Deputy Managing Director Alamgir Alam Sarkar, Senior Executive Directors Col. (Retd) Shahadat Alam, Md Sirajul Islam, Tanvir Rahman, Yusuf Ali, Sohel Rana and Yasir Al Imran; Executive Directors Rakib Uddin, Tanvir Anjum, Mohsin Ali Mollah; Media Advisor Enayet Ferdous and some other senior officials were also present.
After the factory visit, Major General Ibne Fazal Shayekhuzzaman said: “Today, I am very surprised visiting Walton factory. They have a vision with great human values and foresight. I think if I could come to the Walton factory three years ago, it would be much better. I will try to send new engineers who will join MES to visit the Walton factory.
He added: “Walton Factory is a complete package. Walton's overall growth is highly logical. This is because of their advanced research activities that everyone should follow.
SM Mahbubul Alam believes Walton is a name of trust for buyers at home and abroad due to its high-quality products. We recently participated in the Sodex International Trade Fair in Turkey.
There we have received a huge response from global buyers for Walton products made in Bangladesh, especially the groundbreaking innovations like Walton's offline voice command or talking air conditioner have amazed them.
Inviting government and institutional buyers to visit the Walton factory, he said Walton has the capability to manufacture customized products as per the demand.
Like the ready-made garment sector, the electronics and technology industries also have the opportunity and potential to become one of the top markets in the world.
SM Mahbubul Alam further said that economic development would be accelerated if domestic products were given priority at the government and institutional levels.
He also added: “Employment will increase and will be easier to capture the global market. We want no one from Bangladesh to go abroad as a worker. On the contrary, even better workplaces should be created in the country. Foreigners have to come to work in Bangladesh. That is how we will build the country. It will be easier when we love the products of the country, use them ourselves.”
Upon arrival at the factory premises, the guests first take a tour of Walton's well-equipped product display centre. Later, they observed the production process of Walton's refrigerators, air conditioners, VRFs, elevators and elevators.
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