‘Walton is a sophisticated, state-of-the-art industry’

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen opines after visiting Walton factory

FE ONLINE DESK   | Published: November 29, 2021 15:34:05 | Updated: December 01, 2021 12:29:51

- 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

“Walton is a mirror of emerging Bangladesh”, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said after visiting its factory, adding that anyone who sees Walton factory, can see emerging Bangladesh and feel Bangladesh’s real industrial progress as well.  

“Walton is a sophisticated state-of-the-art industry. Its working environment is very well”, he said.

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

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 a flower bouquet, said a media release received today (Monday).                       

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.”

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 making 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, the release said.

Then, they visited Walton's well-equipped product display centre and the manufacturing factories of refrigerators, metal castings, compressors, air conditioners, LED televisions, computer, laptops, mobile phones and elevators.


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