Dhaka: Golam Murshed, Managing Director and CEO of Bangladesh’s tech giant Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on receiving the UN SDG Progress Award. “Covid-19 was a lot of challenges for us,”
He said: “We did not stop, we have given importance to common people needs and tech” while speaking as a special guest at an international conference on business and economy held at the ballroom of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Sunday evening (September 26, 2021).
He said these things at that time. “During the Corona period, we started producing various safety equipment, including safety goggles and face shields,”
The main theme of the 5th International Conference, organized by the Faculty of Business Education, Dhaka University, was ‘Business and Economy in the New-Normal Landscape’.
The speakers discussed the business challenges and ways to deal with them in the changed situation during Covid-19.
Ghulam Murshed said, “When the country is in great danger, we stop business activities and jump into the needs of the country.” When the incidence of corona decreases, we resume business activities. Our business has gone very well even in the midst of the epidemic. During this time, Walton’s electronics exports increased from 1.4 million to 14 million.”
He added that despite the epidemic, the country’s infrastructural development activities were active. All activities including the Matarbari project, Padma bridge, Rooppur power station were in progress. Similarly, Walton’s R&D (research and development) sector has done an excellent job. Corona may be very bad for us, but all that Bengalis can do for the needs of the country has been proved once again in Corona.
“Private industries and educational institutions are going to work together in research and innovation of new technologies and products. Very soon we are going to get something better.”
Among others present on the occasion were Emdadul Haque Sarkar, Deputy Managing Director, Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited, Shahzada Selim, Executive Director, and Mostafizur Rahman, Additional Operative Director.