Walton and EPB Host Seminar on Global Warming and Electronics Industry in Bangladesh

Standard energy class sought in the refrigerator, AC imports for environmental protection

TBS Report

January 25, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Last modification: January 25, 2022, 5:42 PM

Speakers and Guests at the Seminar titled “Global Warming Challenges and Achievements of Bangladesh’s Electronics Sector” held at Purbachal. Photo: PR

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Speakers and Guests at the Seminar titled “Global Warming Challenges and Achievements of Bangladesh’s Electronics Sector” held at Purbachal. Photo: PR

Speakers at a webinar believe that a standard energy rating should be imposed on imported products, as these products containing harmful refrigerants can harm our environment, with no benefit for local brands.

On Monday, January 24, speakers delivered the remarks at a seminar titled “Global Warming Challenges and Achievements of Bangladesh’s Electronics Sector” held at the Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center Conference Hall in Purbachal.

The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) and Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC jointly hosted the seminar following appropriate health guidelines.

EPB Vice Chairman AHM Ahsan chaired the ceremony while Azizul Hakim, Senior Executive Director of Walton Digi-Tech Industries Ltd moderated it, a press release read.

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere, local electronics industries have been focusing on manufacturing environmentally friendly and energy-saving products.

Local electronics manufacturer Walton has already stopped using harmful CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) and HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) refrigerants in refrigerators, air conditioners and compressors to build an environmentally friendly Bangladesh.

UNDP Bangladesh Project Manager, Satya Ranjan Bhattacharya delivered the keynote speech while Walton Hi-Tech Head of Research and Innovation, Tapash Kumar Mojumder, Deputy Managing Director of Elite Hi-tech Industries Ltd, Noor A Alam, and Professor Ali Ahmad Shawkat Chowdhury from BUET Mechanical Engineering Department were among the speakers.

Walton Deputy General Manager Humayun Kabir, “Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF)-2022” Manager Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury also joined the seminar among others.

The EPB vice president said the country’s overall export earnings and home electronics exports are currently on the rise. “It is good news for us that local products have already created a potential export market. This export potential must be tapped through the production of environmentally friendly household appliances of better quality, ‘energy saving and innovative technology,’ he said, adding a number of innovations and energy. Walton’s savings products are on display at this year’s fair.

Noor A Alam of Elite Hi-tech said, “We are taking steps to locally produce energy-efficient and environmentally friendly devices. But since most of the air conditioners and refrigerators imported into the country have low energy efficiency, the measures taken by local industries to protect the environment will not fully benefit. It is therefore absolutely necessary to establish a standard energy rating for imported products.

Tapash Kumar Mojumder said it is possible to produce electronic products with more energy savings through research and innovation.
“Walton uses environment-friendly production system and refrigeration process to reduce carbon emissions, making Bangladesh a clean country. Walton has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by five lakh tons in the past two years More than 400 engineers from Walton’s research and innovation team work tirelessly to produce environmentally friendly and energy efficient products,” he added.