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Walton signs deal with DoE

It plans to phase-out HCFC

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 31 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Walton signs deal with DoE
DoE Director General Md Ashraf Uddin and Walton Hi-Tech Industries Managing Director Golam Murshed sign an agreement at the DoE’s conference hall at Agargoan in the capital on Sunday.

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Walton has signed an agreement with the Department of Environment (DoE) on environment protection.

Walton has been taken various initiatives to phase out the ozone depletion substances and to contribute to the global warming’s reduction, said a press release.

 After CFC, Walton successfully implemented the world’s first HFC phase-out project. Now, Walton initiated the project of HCFC phase-out in its AC manufacturing lines with assistance from UNDP.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony titled ‘HCFC Phase-out Management Plan Stage II’ project at the DoE’s conference hall at Agargoan in the capital on Sunday.

DoE’s Director General Md Ashraf Uddin and Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Managing Director Golam Murshed signed the deal on behalf of their respective organisations.

The agreement signing ceremony was also attended by DoE’s Additional Director General Md Humayun Kabir, Walton AC Department’s Chief Business Officer Tanvir Rahman, Walton’s Chief Marketing Officer Firoj Alam, Senior Executive Director Md Mohasin Sarder, Executive Director Sharif Harunur Rashid, directors of the DoE’s various departments and the higher officials of other AC manufacturing companies.

Aiming to phase out the ozone depleting substances in AC manufacturing, the DoE has taken the ‘HCFC Phase Out Management Plan (HPMP) Stage-II’ with support from UNDP. Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited and some other five enterprises took part in the two-year project for completely phasing-out the HCFC refrigerant.

 Under the project, Walton will implement technology conversion of R-22 refrigerant to the environmentally friendly R-290 and R-32 refrigerants in its two production lines for ACs.

The implementation of this new project will further reduce the emission of the ozone depleting potential substances by about 12.22 tonnes.