Nokia will be launched in the world market under the name ‘Made in Bangladesh‘. Even a decade ago, the mobile phone was the introduction of Nokia in the country. The Finnish Nokia brand was considered a symbol of nobility. But Nokia once lost its empire in the competition for technology.
Nokia is back in the path of digital Bangladesh, again as a product of Bangladesh. ICT Minister Junaid Ahmed Palak said, “I was able to brand the land in London with Made in Bangladesh, but this pulp was not made like that, it is the result of hard work.” The story begins in 2015 when the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina announced that she would go from being a digital device manufacturer to an exporter.
The Bangladesh government then set the tariff on handset imports at 57% as against 16 to 17% of production. At the same time, various facilities including 10 years of tax exemption were given for setting up factories in hundreds of high-tech and IT parks of the country.
Nokia will be launched in the world market under the name ‘Made in Bangladesh’
The minister also wants the world’s big companies to come to Bangladesh, set up factories in high-tech parks, on the other hand, Walton of Bangladesh, Nokia should rule the world. Nokia has set up a factory on 5 acres of land in Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City, Kaliakair, Gazipur to take advantage of huge market and infrastructure.
At present, handsets are being assembled in 8 lines and packaging in 4 lines through three and a half hundred workers. Two and a half lakh handsets are being produced every month. Feature phones will also be produced from next January. They are now only producing mobile phones and tablets and they have plans to start production of other accessories including televisions early next year.
In addition to meeting the demand of the local market, Dream is now taking the handset of Gazipur to the export market. With the help of these giant bands, Bangladesh is on track to achieve the 5 million export target in the technology sector by 2025.