Huawei has stated its plan of creating a sustainable future by releasing its Sustainability Report 2019.
The report explained the progress that Huawei has made in supporting network stability and security, reducing emissions, responding to climate change, implementing its TECH4ALL digital inclusion action plan, and supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the past year, the company said in a press release on Monday.
Supporting network stability remains a major part of Huawei’s social responsibility and mission, it said.
During emergencies like earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis, and even armed conflicts, Huawei said its employees remain in the heart of the crisis to restore communications networks and support smooth network operations.
Last year, Huawei maintained network availability during more than 200 major events and natural disasters.
Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei, said, “We’ve worked day and night to patch the holes in this beleaguered business of ours, ensuring business continuity and the timely delivery of products and services to our customers.”
“We’ve helped roll out networks worth hundreds of billions of dollars in more than 170 countries,” he said.
Huawei also disclosed its mid- and long-term targets for carbon emissions reduction, circular economy, and renewable energy, as well as its progress in 2019.
Working towards emissions reduction, the energy efficiency of Huawei’s main products was improved by up to 22 percent. In 2019, Huawei used 1.25 billion kWh of clean energy, which is equivalent to reducing 570,000 tons of CO2.
To contribute to a circular economy, Huawei is committed to maximising the utilisation of resources throughout the product lifecycle.
For example, 86 percent of the products returned to the company were reused, and only 1.24 percent of its e-waste was landfilled.
Huawei said in the report that ICT would play a critical role in achieving the UN’s SDGs and called on the whole industry to work together to promote socio-economic development, environmental protection, and the well-being of humanity.
Tao Jingwen, a board member and Chairman of the CSD Committee of Huawei, said, “Huawei believes in openness and collaboration for shared success. We’re working with industry partners, such as our suppliers, to build a thriving industry ecosystem.”
A youth has become millionaire after purchasing a Walton refrigerator from a Walton showroom at Khansama Bazar in Dinajpur.
“Lucky winner Ranjit Chandra Roy, an office assistant of the Khansama Upazila Project Implementation Office, was handed over a cheque of Tk 10 lakh in Dinajpur town,” Walton said a press release on Monday.
Walton has been offering the cas award under the ongoing ‘Digital Campaign Season-7.’
Ranjit said he would build a house with the money for his parents at Pirganj in Thakurgaon district.
On June 6, Ranjit purchased a refrigerator with Tk 18,000 as installment from the showroom in a bid to help his pregnant wife’s household chores.
He received a SMS on his mobile phone from Walton informing him about the prize.
Walton is conducting the ‘Digital Campaign’ across the country to accelerate the initiative of building a customer database for delivering online based swift and best after sales service.
Under Season-7, lucky customers will get Tk 10 lakh through purchasing any model of fridge, washing machine or microwave oven from Walton plaza, distributor outlet and E-Plaza across the country, the release said.
Besides, customers will get sure cash vouchers worth up to Tk 1 lakh.
Earlier, Wazed Ali, a tailor from Gazipur, Solaiman Haque, a towel vendor from Naogaon and Chaithwai Aoung Marma, a poultry trader Rangamati, also became millionaires after purchasing Walton refrigerators.
Walton has about 150 models of frost, non-frost refrigerators, freezers and beverage coolers in the local market with prices ranging from Tk 10,990 to Tk 69,900.
Walton refrigerators received several standard certifications at national and international level including BSTI’s ‘Five Star’ energy rating, ISO, OHSAS, EMC, CB, ROHS, SASO, ESMA, ECHA, G-Mark, E-Mark etc. Walton made refrigerators are being exported to different countries.
The company provides a one-year replacement facility for fridges along with a 12-year guarantee for compressors.
Customers have been enabled to pay Visa and AMEX credit card bills through bKash without any extra charge during the Covid-19 crisis. bKash has offered 1 percent instant cashback on paid bill amount of Visa and AMEX credit card throughout July to August.
By paying credit card bill of VISA and American Express card through bKash, customers can avail up to Tk 200 as cashback. As a result, a customer can pay a credit card bill up to Tk 20,000 without paying any additional charge, said a press release.
AMEX or Visa credit card bills can easily be paid from any place at any time, avoiding the hassle of standing in long queues at banks. As a result, credit card bill payment within due date is now within the grip of the customers. They can even Add Money from any Visa or MasterCard to their bKash accounts if needed. Currently, customers can Add Money to bKash account from online banking or app of 14 banks.
Concerned authorities believe that in addition to keeping the customers safe during Covid-19, the credit card bill payment service through bKash is also playing a significant role in reducing extra pressure at bank counters.
Paying AMEX or Visa Credit Card Bill requires a few simple steps. In the bKash app, users can find the ‘City Bank AMEX Credit Card Bill’ and ‘Visa Credit Card Bill’ options after tapping on ‘Pay Bill’ icon from the main menu and select the desired one.
In the next steps, the customer needs to enter credit card number, bill amount and bKash PIN to complete the process.
Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Ant Financial, operates as a payment service provider offering a broad range of digital financial services under the regulation of Bangladesh Bank.
To address the rising trend in online purchases and consumer preference to transact online, Paperfly has launched ‘Cashless Pay’ in partnership with Mastercard and Eastern Bank Limited (EBL).
The service is available across the country to all consumers who want to experience the convenience and safety of cashless payments while receiving their online orders at their doorstep, replacing the existing cash on delivery (COD) payments, said a press release on Sunday.
State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak officially launched the digital payment–on-delivery system ‘Cashless Pay’ as the chief guest.
Humayun Kabir, executive director of Bangladesh Bank, Syed Almas Kabir, president of BASSIS and Shomi Kaiser, president of e-CAB were also present at the program as guest of honor, said the release.
‘Cashless Pay’ is an advanced solution designed by Paperfly with Mastercard’s payments technology served by EBL.
It is the first such solution that does not require a point of sale (POS) machine to complete the cashless transaction and allows consumers to make payments seamlessly, simply using their smartphone browsers through a highly secured connection.
This timely initiative enables digital payment service providers to extend their reach to online consumers at their doorstep.
Paperfly is the largest home delivery network in Bangladesh, with close to 100 delivery points across the country, 1000 plus own employees at union level and beyond.
Paperfly offers warehousing, fulfillment, smart return management and cash collection facility for its online merchants, which means with Paperfly an online seller will be able to sell their products anywhere in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Postal Department’s Digital Financial Service ‘Nagad’, Southeast Bank and Mastercard launched a new feature for Nagad’s mobile app that enables users to instantly add money from their Mastercard credit, debit and prepaid cards into their Nagad accounts.
This service will be provided by Southeast Bank’s Mastercard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS). Mastercard was the pioneer payment scheme in Bangladesh to launch the ‘Add Money’ service for mobile wallets as early as 2019, said a press release.
With this service Nagad app users can now add money to their Nagad accounts. Nagad cash-in limits will be applicable for this service.
To complete seamless transactions any time of the day, Nagad users need to click the ‘Add Money’ button on the Nagad app interface and select the card option. Users must then provide the required card details and enter the amount they wish to transfer from the card. Users will then receive an OTP (One Time Password) on their registered mobile phone number. By entering the OTP, users will be able to complete the transaction.
This service will make it easy and convenient for Mastercard cardholders to top up their Nagad wallets, making contactless transactions possible. Southeast Bank Limited is the technology provider of this service.
In his speech, Tanvir A Mishuk Managing Director, Nagad said, “We are glad that Nagad Accountholders can now easily add money to their accounts from their Mastercards, and this will eliminate the need of physically visiting ‘cash in’ points. Our collaboration with Mastercard & Southeast Bank Limited will make transactions much more convenient for Nagad users in various multitudes.”
Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager, Bangladesh, Mastercard said, “Mastercard is proud to collaborate with one of the leading digital financial service providers, Nagad, to launch this wallet loading service for its customers. This collaboration with Nagad and Southeast Bank is another milestone in our partnership with the mobile financial services (MFS) sector. Mastercard looks forward to offering cardholders a better payments experience through personalized interoperable payments solutions that will give an enormous boost to card acceptance and digital transactions in Bangladesh.”