Walton, the country’s leading electronics, electrical and automobile products’ brand, has got the first prize as highest taxpayer and in premier pavilion category at the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF-2016) that ended on Sunday.
The DITF authorities have selected Walton pavilion as the best for its eye-catching and beautiful construction, outstanding exterior design, attractive interior decoration and choice of visitors and customers.
Walton has also been adjudged as the best taxpayer, like in the past, depositing the highest Tk 17,57,784 to the government exchequer as VAT.
Besides, Walton has been able to establish itself as the best selling company of electronic and automobile products in the country.
As the chief guest, Commerce Minister Tofael Ahmed handed over the ‘Best Pavilion Award’ to Executive Director of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Humayun Kabir at its concluding ceremony on the fair premises at Agargaon in the city on Sunday, the last day of the month-long exposition.
Executive Director and Head of Marketing of Walton Amdadul Haque Sarkar received the ‘Best Tax Payer Award’.
In his speech, the minister also thanked Walton for its outstanding contributions to manufacturing and marketing world standard products locally.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce Ministry Tajul Islam Chowdhury, FBCCI President Abdul Matlub Ahmed, Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce Hedayetullah Al Mamoon, Vice-Chairman of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) Mafruha Sultana were also present at the event.
In his immediate reaction, Humayun Kabir said: “The awards have increased our responsibilities. From the beginning, Walton is trying its best to reach the world standard products to the door steps of local customers at affordable prices. Walton brand products are now being exported to different countries of the world, and it is said that Walton works as brand ambassador of Bangladesh-made products in foreign market”.
It can be here mentioned that Walton had first set up an attractive pavilion taking part in the DITF-2004. In that year, it received the second Best Pavilion Award. Since then Walton pavilion has been adjudged the best every year.
At the entrance point of DITF ground, the eye-catching Walton pavilion, which was colorfully decorated with lighting and gardens of different flowers, was main attraction of customers. Customers thronged the Walton pavilion everyday to buy Bangladesh-made products.
This year, Walton pavilion exhibited 400 models of electrical, electronics, automobile and household products, belonging to 32 categories.