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Investment in Bangladesh is now fully secured: Walton MD

Uday Hakim from New York || risingbd.com

Published: 09:04, 27 July 2021   Update: 10:16, 27 July 2021
Investment in Bangladesh is now fully secured: Walton MD

Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed

Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed said: All the elements for a country's industrialization including confidence, guardianship and reliability are in Bangladesh. So investment in Bangladesh is now fully secured. As an industrialist, I can assure you that.  

The Walton Hi-Tech MD made those remarks at the inaugural function of a roadshow on investment in Bangladesh's capital market being held in New York of the USA.

The first session of the week-long roadshow, an initiative of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC), to showcase the strength and opportunities of business and investment in Bangladesh for the investors abroad, began at 10am local time at the InterContinental New York Barclay’s hotel in Manhattan, on Monday (July 26, 2021).

Walton Hi-Tech MD Engineer Golam Murshed was present on the stage at the question and answer session of the first part of the roadshow held with the participation of expatriates. He said: Various questions came from the audience. We have six panelists here. Yet our two guardians Salman F Rahman and Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam responded to each of your query. They are the guardians of our country. So you can have confidence on their knowledge and merit. They are guiding us to the right direction.

In his short speech, the Walton Hi-Tech MD also said: Walton is doing business since 2008. The electronics industry of Bangladesh in last 12 years was import based. But right now in 2021, Walton in Bangladesh has become totally manufacturing based company which has been possible by the support of the government. It proved that Bangladesh has lot of potentials. This is an assurance to you (non-resident investors). Investment in Bangladesh is now fully secured. As an industrialist, I can assure you that.

The week-long roadshow has been arranged in four cities of the USA to represent various aspects of the present scenario of Bangladesh capital market, opportunities of investments and the development activities in the country.  Walton is one of the key partner of the event. The company is emphasizing this road show in order to make its place among the top giants in the global market. Walton’s ten-member high-level delegation is now stationed in New York to represent Bangladesh's advancement of electronics and technology manufacturing industry.

Arif Khan, Vice Chairman of Shanta Asset Management Limited, presented the keynote of the first session of the roadshow titled ‘THE RISE OF BENGAL TIGER: Potentials of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh.’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s private sector adviser Salman F Rahman, BSEC Chairman Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh, BIDA Executive Chairman Md Sirazul Islam, BEPZA Executive Chairman Major General Md Nazrul Islam, BSEC Commissioner Dr. Mizanur Rahman were among others spoke on the first session of the function.

Sadia Faizunnesa, Council General of Bangladesh in New York, also presented short speech on the morning session of the road show.  

Foreign investors will join the second session of the first day road show. The second roadshow will be held on 28 July in Washington, D.C. while the third on 30 July in Los Angeles and the fourth and final on 2 August in Silicon Valley San Francisco.

Augustin Sujan/AI