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‘Walton: a mirror of emerging Bangladesh’

Economic Reporter || risingbd.com

Published: 18:19, 27 November 2021   Update: 22:58, 27 November 2021
‘Walton: a mirror of emerging Bangladesh’

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen observing a refrigerator at Walton factory during his visit on Saturday

Walton is a mirror of emerging Bangladesh, saying it Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen opined that anyone who sees Walton factory, they see the emerging Bangladesh as well as feel Bangladesh’s real industrial progress. Walton is a sophisticated state-of-the-art industry. Its working environment is very well.

The Foreign Minister made the remarks after visiting Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) at Chandra in Gazipur on Saturday (27 November 2021).

Earlier, WHIL's Vice-Chairman S M Shamsul Alam, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Golam Murshed and Director Sabiha Jarin Orona welcomed Dr. AK Abdul Momen and other guests at the factory complex with flower bouquet.

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen, WHIL's Vice-Chairman S M Shamsul Alam, MD and CEO Golam Murshed and Director Sabiha Jarin Orona during the visit at Walton factory.

Among others, Assistant Personal Secretary to the Foreign Minister Md. Imdadul Haque, WHIL’s Deputy Managing Directors Humayun Kabir and Alamgir Alam Sarker, Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited’s DMD Liakat Ali, WHIL’s Senior Executive Directors Col. (Retd.) SM Shahadat Alam, Uday Hakim, Yusuf Ali and Easir Al-Imran, Executive Directors Abdullah Al-Mamun and Shahjada Salim along with other senior officials of the company were also present.

Expressing his reaction to the factory visit, the foreign minister said, “We can be proud to say that we have not only made infrastructure development but also built state-of-the-art and sophisticated industries. I have seen factories in many countries including America, Japan but I have rarely seen such an advanced environment like Walton. Walton's entrepreneurs knew in advance what the future might be. It is exemplary for other entrepreneurs.

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen is welcomed by WHIL's Vice-Chairman S M Shamsul Alam.

Meanwhile, WHIL MD and CEO Golam Murshed thanked the foreign minister for visiting the factory. He said Walton will be a partner of the government’s vision of reaching Bangladesh a developed country by 2041.

Earlier after reaching the factory, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen and other guests enjoyed a corporate video documentary on Walton. Then they visited Walton's well-equipped product display center and the manufacturing factories of refrigerators, metal castings, compressors, air conditioners, LED televisions, computers, laptops, mobile phones, and elevators.

Akram Hossain Palash/Nasim