Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) – Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has inaugurated a newly built glass door manufacturing unit of Walton at the Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) in Chandra, Gazipur.
During the opening ceremony, the minister on Sunday appreciated the wide ranges of products manufacturing units, processes as well as sound working environment at the WHIL, said a press release today.
“Walton is one of the giant industrial units in Bangladesh. It achieved goodwill in the international markets through delivering quality appliances,” said the minister hoping that Walton will be emerged as one of the global premier brands very soon.
He also assured of providing cash incentives to the local electronics appliances’ exporters.
Just after the 10 years of starting local production, Walton is now manufacturing 25 types of essential electronics appliances like televisions, fridges, laptops, mobile phones and other appliances.
The press release said Walton has created direct employment for 20,000 personnel and indirect employment for more 60,000 people.
Earlier, WHIL’s Chairman SM Nurul Alam, Vice-Chairman SM Shamsul Alam, Managing Director SM Ashraful Alam and Walton Digi-Tech Corporation’s Chairman SM Rezaul Alam, SM Monjurul Alam, Walton Group’s Director Raisa Sigma Hima welcomed the commerce minister at the factory premises with bouquet.
Among others, Walton Group’s Executive Directors SM Zahid Hasan and Md. Humayun Kabir, Deputy Executive Director Uday Hakim, Senior Operative Director Golam Morshed, Operative Director Md. Firoj Alam and other high officials of the company were present at the function.
After visiting different production units like refrigerator and compressor units, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed inaugurated the newly built Walton Glass Door Manufacturing Unit through cutting ribbon.
Walton Glass Door Manufacturing Unit went into operation in April this year while the formal commencement of the Unit was held on Sunday.
Currently, 1,000 sets of glass doors are being produced in a day, which would be increased to 5,000 by mid-2019.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB)- Prominent Banker, Farman R Chowdhury joined the Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited (AIBL) as Managing Director and CEO on Sunday.
He will formally start his duty from Monday.
Farman R Chowdhury was the managing director and CEO of Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited and ONE Bank Limited and served there 5 years and 6 years respectively, a press release said.
Chowdhury started his banking career in October 1986 as a management trainee in American Express Bank and served there for 12 years in various capacities.
Later, he joined ONE Bank Ltd. in July of 1999 as its first branch manager and served there up to July 2013 including holding the position of managing director for 6 (six) years.
Farman R Chowdhury holds MBA degree from IBA of the University of Dhaka.
Dhaka, Sep 27 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited held a day-long conference on enhancing capacity in trade finance at Islami Bank Tower on Thursday.
Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the Bank addressed the conference as chief guest.
Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director, Abu Reza Md Yeahia, Taher Ahmed Chowdhury, JQM Habibullah, FCS, Muhammad Qaisar Ali and Hasne Alam, Deputy Managing Directors, Md Abdul Jabbar and Taher Ahmed, Senior Executive Vice Presidents of the Bank addressed different sessions of the conference.
Foreign Exchange in-charge of 59 Authorised Dealer (AD) branches and Head of Offshore Banking Units (OBU) attended the conference.
Dhaka, Sep 25 (UNB) - Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL), a sister concern of the country’s electronics giant Walton Group, has got the ‘HSBC Export Excellence Award 2018’.
Walton received the award in the category of ‘Excellence in Import Substitution’ for reducing or substituting imports to a value of US$10 million or more, said a press release on Tuesday.
Attending the function as the chief guest, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed handed over the award to SM Shamsul Alam, Vice-Chairman of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd. at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Gardenon on Saturday while Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir was present as special guest.
SM Shamsul Alam said, “Walton has been saving huge amount of foreign currency by producing technology products in the country along with working to spread ‘Made in Bangladesh’ products to international market.”
He said that after entering the international market of Asia, Middle East and Africa, Walton is targeting the top electronics market around the world including Europe, America and Australia.
HSBC has been presenting the awards from 2010 to recognise and honour exporters in the country for their contribution to the growth of the national economy.
This year, six industrial organizations, Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd, DBL Group, Urmi Group, Etafil Accessories, Western Marine Shipyard, and Mazen (Bangladesh) Industries Ltd, received the prestigious awards.
Dhaka, Sept 24 (UNB) – Rabindra Sarabor in Dhanmondi, one of the capital’s popular cultural hubs, is set to wear a colourful look as a three-day tourism festival and musical show will begin on September 27.
The festival will be held to celebrate the World Tourism Day with the theme of “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”.
Aviation and Tourism Journalists’ Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB), a platform of journalists covering aviation and tourism affairs, with the administrative support of Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) will host the festival styled “Biman Tourism Fest 2018”.
Different organizations will display various tourism related products and activities at the venue from 10 am to 7 pm everyday.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal will inaugurate the festival as the chief guest on September 27 while Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon will attend the closing session on September 29.
A discussion on tourism master plan centering the Sundarbans will be held on the second day of the fest on September 28.
Experts and different stakeholders of the tourism industry will take part at the discussion while Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Md Mohibul Haque to be present as the chief guest.
In every afternoon of the three-day carnival, buzzing cultural show will be staged where popular folk bands, bauls and other traditional solo singers to perform.
Besides, tribal and traditional dance performance are also included in the festival itinerary.
The festival is sponsored by the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines as title and powered by US-Bangla Airlines. NOVOAIR, Rangdhanu group, Regent Airways and the Way Dhaka joined as co-sponsors while Well Food and DBC became food and media partners respectively.
Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation(BPC) , Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB) and Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) also joined hands as strategic partners of the festival.
World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism’s actual and potential contribution to sustainable development.