Dhaka, Mar 16 (UNB) - Walton is manufacturing world-class appliances in Bangladesh and has created huge employment opportunities, said National Board of Revenue Chairman Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan on Saturday.
“It would be a great source of the government’s revenue,” said the chairman while expressing his reaction before the media after visiting Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited at Chandra in Gazipur.
The NBR chief said, “I am proud of Walton. I saw much better than I heard about them. They are manufacturing raw materials and finished goods, specially the major parts of fridges and air conditioners, at their own factory.”
Mosharraf also said that Walton has become a giant industrial sector now. “They turned into the country’s leading electronics brand. Now, the time has come to lead the global electronics market. To this extent, they will get all sorts of assistance from the NBR.”
He assured that the incentives, which are given to the export-oriented readymade garments, would be provided to the local exporters of electronics appliances.
Along with the NBR chairman, his spouse Mahfuja Begum, NBR Members Md Rezaul Hasan (VAT), Md Firoz Shah Alam (Duties and ICT), Kanon Kumar Roy (Tax), Customs Commissioner of Dhaka North Zakia Sultana and Income Tax Commisser of Gazipur Md Ali Ajgar also visited the Walton factory.
They were welcomed with a bouquet by Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Vice-Chairman SM Shamsul Alam, Managing Director SM Ashraful Alam and Director SM Rezaul Alam.
Among others, Walton Group’s Directors SM Monjurul Alam, Tahmina Afrose Tanna and Raisa Sigma, Executive Directors Abul Bashar Howlader, SM Zahid Hasan, Col (Retd.) Sahadat Alam, Shoyeb Hossain Nobel, Uday Hakim, Golam Murshed, Deputy Executive Director Md Firoj Alam were also present.
SM Shamsul Alam said the country needs more employment and industrialisation. With the direction of the NBR chairman, we will go ahead to this extent.
The NBR chairman, along with his team, enjoyed a corporate document on Walton and then visited the product display center and the production units of refrigerators, compressors, air conditioners, LED televisions, computers, laptops, mobile phones and other home, kitchen and electrical appliances.