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Domestic products to get priority for economic development

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Published: 20:41, 8 December 2021  
Domestic products to get priority for economic development

Maj Gen Ibne Fazal Shayekhuzzaman, S M Mahbubul Alam, and other guests pose for a photograph during the factory visit. Business Insider Photo

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Walton has been contributing to the economic development of Bangladesh by manufacturing import substitute electronics products, said Major General Ibne Fazal Shayekhuzzaman, engineer-in-chief of the Military Engineer Services (MES) of Bangladesh Army.

“They need to be given priority in the country’s economic development. 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 Tuesday, according to a press release.

Led by him, a team of 76 engineers of 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.

On Tuesday morning, Walton’s higher officials welcomed the military engineers at the factory premises with flower bouquets. Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) Director S M Mahbubul Alam were present during the factory visited 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 on his reaction said, “Today, I am very surprised visiting Walton factory. They have a vision with a 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 Walton factory.”

Appreciating Walton's research and innovation activities, he added, “You are the children of the country. Walton Factory is a complete package. Walton's overall growth is highly logical. This is because of their advanced research activities. Which everyone should follow.”

SM Mahbubul Alam said, “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 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 government and institutional level.

Employment will increase. It 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 center. Later, they observed the production process of Walton's refrigerators, air conditioners, VRFs, elevators and elevators.

SM Mahbubul Alam further said that economic development would be accelerated if domestic products were given priority at government and institutional level. Employment will increase. It 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 center. Later, they observed the production process of Walton's refrigerators, air conditioners, VRFs, elevators and elevators.

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