Dhaka, Oct 17 (UNB) - Bangladeshi multinational electronics brand Walton was honoured with ‘Manufacturing Achievement Award’ for its outstanding contribution to the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ establishment through producing various sorts of digital devices.
Walton achieved the award at the ‘Award Night’ and the concluding ceremony of three-day long ‘Digital Device and Innovation Expo 2019’ at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Wednesday.
In the ‘Award Night,’ the local brand also received ‘Best Pavilion Award’ for setting up an eye-caching pavilion in the country’s mega expo on ICT and digital devices.
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak presided over the function while Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi was present as the chief guest.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Posts, Telecommunications and IT Affairs AKM Rahmatullah and Senior Secretary of Information and Communication Technology Division NM Zeaul Alam also attended the function as special guests.
In the event, Walton Group’s Executive Directors SM Zahid Hasan and Tapash Kumar Mojumder, Operative Director Tawfiq-Ul-Quader and Deputy Director Syed Md. Roble Islam received the crests of ‘Manufacturing Achievement Award’ and ‘Best Pavilion Award.’
In 2017, Walton established the country’s first-ever full-fledged mobile phone manufacturing industry. And in 2018, the local electronics giant started the domestic production of various sorts of ICT devices like computer, laptop, keyboard etc.
While expressing his reaction, SM Zahid Hasan said that Walton made electronics and ICT devices are now being exported to more than 30 countries of Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. The ‘Made in Bangladesh’ tagged world-class Walton products are getting sound response from the global buyers.
Walton is not only brightening the positive image of Bangladesh in the global arena but also making an outstanding contribution to the country’s economic progress through raising export volume, creating employment and reducing import dependency, he noted.
Walton has products’ based several research and development centers, where a good number of local and international engineers and experts are doing extensive research to deliver new sorts of products with innovative designs and features.