CHANDRA, GAZIPUR, BANGLADESH -- Walton, the largest domestic electronics manufacturer in Bangladesh, is opening the country's first computer manufacturing plant.

Walton Digi-Tech Industries plans to produce 60,000 laptops, 30,000 desktops and 30,000 monitors a month at the new site here, which opened today.

Walton has signed an MoU with Microsoft to use its OS. When fully ramped, the site is expected to employ more than 1,000 workers.

Last October, Walton opened its first smartphone assembly plant, also the first in Bangladesh.

“Since, the country is moving fast towards a digital Bangladesh, the demand for technological goods is rising everyday,” Liakat Ali, managing director of the Walton Computer Project, told local media. “Considering this demand and thinking ahead about exporting in the future we decided to produce the ‘Made in Bangladesh’ laptops locally.

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