Power-efficient appliances emphasised to protect Ozone layer

Power-efficient appliances emphasised to protect Ozone layer

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Speakers at a seminar stressed on the production of power efficient inverter technology’s appliances for the sake of Ozone layer protection and global warming control.

They came up with the remark at a special seminar on “Ozone Layer and Bangladesh” held at the conference room of the Walton Corporate Office in the capital recently, said a press release on Monday.

Marking the ‘World Ozone Day’, Department of Environment (DoE) and Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) jointly organized the seminar. Secretary of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury was the chief guest.

DoE’s Director General Dr. Sultan Ahmed presided over the seminar and Walton Corporation’s Managing Director SM Mahbubul Alam gave the welcome address.

Walton Group’s Deputy Executive Director Uday Hakim was the moderator in the seminar and
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry’s Additional Secretary Dr. SM Manjurul Hannan Khan, DoE’s Addition Director General Kazi Sarwar Imtiaz Hashmi, UNDP Representative Arif Foysal, Professor of Chemical Engineering Department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Dr MAA Shawkat Chowdhury, among others, addressed the function.

Walton Hi-Tech Industries Chief Executive Director Ashraful Ambia presented the key note paper in the seminar.

Speaking as the chief guest, Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury said, “We will not be able to save our earth if we fail to take timely initiatives in protecting Ozone layer and controlling global warming.”

To this extent, he emphasized on the creation of awareness towards using power efficient appliances among the people, along with the production of energy efficient appliances.

In his welcome address, Walton Corporation’s Managing Director SM Mahbubul Alam said, Walton has been manufacturing fridges and air conditioners applying power saving inverter technology.

Informing that in Bangladesh labeling of star rating on fridges and ACs is not compulsory, he said, as a result, low quality appliances are being trading in the local electronics market, which are not only consuming huge power but also deteriorating the environment.
In the key note paper, WHIL’s CEO Ashraful Ambia highlighted the Walton’s green cooling technology in manufacturing energy saving appliances to contribute in the ozone layer protection and global warming control.

Emphasizing on the usage of inverter technology’s electronics and electrical appliances, BUET’s Professor Dr. MAA Shawkat Chowdhury said, inverter appliances is not only save huge power but also run longtime comparing to the general products.

UNDP’ representative Arif Foysal said, producing power efficient appliances is not enough to protect Ozone layer from depletion and to control global warming. To this extent, it is also essential to aware the people about the benefits of using energy saving products.

DoE’s Director General Dr. Sultan Ahmed said, Montreal Protocol is very successful around the world as most of the countries signed the protocol and Bangladesh is a role model in implementing the Montreal Protocol.

source: UNB

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