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Call for launching air conditioners’ quality rating

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Speakers at a seminar underscored the need to introduce star rating system for quality assurance of air conditioners.

The rating will consider the issues of environmental protection and use of energy efficient products as criteria.

Department of Environment (DoE) and Walton Hi-Tech Industries jointly organised the discussion on Saturday at the latter’s head office in the capital marking the World Ozone Day.

The speakers applauded the contribution of electronic products manufacturer Walton in preventing ozone depletion and global warming.

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md. Shahab Uddin attended the event as the chief guest while Deputy Minister Begum Habibun Nahar was special guest.

Chaired by DoE’s director General Md Ashraf Uddin, Walton Hi-Tech Industries’ chairman Nurul Alam Rezvi and vice-chairman SM Shamsul Alam were also present.

Shahab Uddin appreciated the various initiatives taken by Walton to protect the ozone layer saying that “the present government is committed to building a green and beautiful Bangladesh.”

“We, the environment ministry, are working relentlessly with the government and private organizations including Walton to ensure the protection of environment,” he said.

Deputy Minister Begum Habibun Nahar said, “Walton is ahead in protecting the ozone layer and the environment as the products have reached many countries beyond the border.”

Officials said Walton has been manufacturing environmentally friendly products implementing the world’s first HCFC project in the factory.

The company initiated the HCFC phase out project to prevent the ozone layer depletion through curbing large amounts of harmful substances’ emission into the earth atmosphere.

The project prevents the ozone layer depletion and control global warming reducing carbon emissions equivalent to 543 kilo tons and saving 30 percent electricity.

The seminar was also attended, among other high officials from DoE and UNDP, by Walton Hi-Tech Industries’ additional managing director Abul Bashar Hawlader, deputy managing directors Nazrul Islam Sarker, Amdadul Haque Sarker, Eva Rezwana Nilu, Md Humayun Kabir, Shoaib Hossen Nobel and Alamgir Alam Sarker, senior executive directors SM Zahid Hasan and Uday Hakim.