Walton observes World Refrigeration Day
Walton’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer has celebrated World Refrigeration Day with all its employees this year. Golam Murshed, the MD and CEO of Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC, observed the day at its headquarters in Gazipur on Sunday. In April 2018, world business leaders agreed to celebrate the World Refrigeration Day on June 26 every year. This year’s Refrigeration Day theme is “Cooling Matters.” Also read: Walton Primo R9 Review: Competitive in entry-level budget segment Walton CEO inaugurated the refrigeration day by releasing balloons at Walton headquarters and then visited various departments. He visited different production units and observed the manufacturing process of IoT based upcoming models of premium category products and gave necessary directives in the context of current global challenges. Speaking to the Walton members, Golam Murshed said,”We are passing through a tough time for Covid-19 pandemic and geo-political issues. The prices of raw-materials and freight costs have increased in the global market and the local currency is devalued against the US dollar. The recent flood in Sylhet division has caused heavy damages that have some direct impacts on the electronics market. But we are hopeful that we will be able to overcome these adverse situations soon”. Regarding the World Refrigeration Day, Walton CEO said, “We have unavoidable responsibilities in the electronics sector as global warming is becoming a great concern day by day. While developing a product, we definitely prioritize environmental safety”. Addressing Walton members, he said, “We should emphasize that our works and innovation can be useful for people even after 10 to 20 years. Our products should be sustainable.” Also read: Feni tea seller gets Tk20 lakh cashback after buying Walton refrigerator Walton’s Chief Technical Officer Mog Yang, Senior Executive Directors Col. S M Shahadat Alam (Retd), Tanvir Rahman, Tapash Kumer Mojumder, Yusuf Ali, Mostofa Nahid Hossain, Easir Al-Imran, Nizam Uddin Mazumder, Mohasin Sarder, Mahfuzur Rahman, Tahasinul Haque and Shahinoor Sultana, Executive Director Tofail Ahmed, Shahjalal Hossain Limon, Abul Malek Shikder and Didarul Alam Khan among others also attended the program.
'Boosting electronics, hi-tech industry the need of the day'
Boosting the domestic electronics and hi-tech industry is highly required for achieving the government's vision of turning Bangladesh into a developed country by 2041, said Walton Hi-Tech Industries Managing Director Golam Murshed at an international summit in Switzerland. Murshed, also the chief executive officer of Walton Hi-Tech, called for improvement in research and innovation for boosting the country's electronics and hi-tech product manufacturing industries. He made the remarks while addressing the concluding session of the first phase of a roadshow titled "Investor summit: Bangladesh capital markets" held in Switzerland's Zurich recently. Read: 'Walton ahead of others in protecting ozone layer' To facilitate and encourage the non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) to invest in the country's capital market, the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) initiated the two-phases roadshow "The Rise of Bengal Tiger: Potentials of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh." Murshed said: "Bangladesh is now showing successes in several fields including GDP growth, poverty alleviation, and improvement of living standards; increase in education rate, empowerment of women, foreign exchange supply, stable capital market, political stability; infrastructure and policy development." "Using the government's industry-friendly duty and policy support, Walton has become Bangladesh's electronics giant. Beyond the country's boundaries, Walton products are being exported to around 40 countries." Read: Walton sets $100 million export target for FY22 The investor summit has been attended by high-level delegates from Bangladesh and Switzerland, along with business conglomerates and investors. Also, the NRBs, foreign investors and institutional investors in Switzerland joined the summit. Earlier, the roadshows were also held in four cities in the US and UAE this year. Walton is one of the partners of the US and Switzerland roadshows. The upcoming roadshows, led by the BSEC, will be held in Russia and the UK. Read Huawei BUET ICT Academy to develop talent ecosystem