Local brand Walton is going to export laptop to the African country Nigeria for the first time. Despite exporting the laptops with ‘Made in Bangladesh’ tag to Nigeria initially, the products are supposed to be exported to different countries, too, including Nepal, Bhutan and Timor-Leste in short time. Inauguration ceremony of Walton laptop exportation was held yesterday, March 22, 2018 at the Secretariat and an official agreement in this regard has been signed too in the program.
Honorable Finance Minister Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was present as chief guest in the program, whereas Post, Telecommunication and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar, ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Chairman of Walton DG-Tech Industries Limited S M Rezaul Alam, Chairman of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited S M Shamsul Alam and Director of Nigerian import company Western Base Nigeria Limited Mr. David Noney were present as special guests.
Walton emerged as an exporter of tech-products at the fastest time and the company will obtain success in laptops too like other products, as I believe, said Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith.
Considering it a milestone, Post, Telecommunication and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar said- Africa is a very big market where Bangladesh stepped in through Walton. Such success obtained by Walton caused many other companies getting interested to invest in this sector, as he informed.
ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak said- Walton’s attaining success in manufacturing tech-products is basically considered exemplary for other foreign companies. It is Walton through which the proportionate of laptop importation in our country will get reduced gradually. Resultantly, we will be able to save foreign currency and similarly, a huge employment opportunity will be created in our country.
Walton has got their first export order from South African country Nigeria. Initially, 500 unit laptops will be exported to Nigeria, as Walton Authority informed.