Dhaka, Sep 17 (UNB) - 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.
Dhaka, Sep 17 (UNB) - Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) has inaugurated its agent banking outlet in Badarkhali Bazar of Chokoria, Cox’s Bazar recently.
Jafar Alam, Chairman of Chokoria Upazila Parishad inaugurated the outlet as chief guest, said a press release on Monday.
Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director of the Bank addressed the programme as main discussant.
Presided over by Md. Nizamul Haque, Executive Vice President and Head of Chattagram South Zone, the programme was also addressed by Mohammed Shabbir, Senior Vice President and Head of Khatungonj Corporate Branch, Khairul Bashar, Chairman of Badarkhali Union Parishad, Nur-e-Hossain Arif, former Chairman of Badarkhali Union Parishad and Absar uz Zaman, Acting Principal of Badarkhali Degree College. Monjurul Alam, Senior Assistant Vice President and Head of Chiringa Branch delivered welcome speech.
Local businesspersons, professionals and dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Sep 16 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Best Electronics at Islami Bank Tower recently aiming to provide Equal Monthly Installment (EMI) facilities to its Khidmah (credit) cardholders.
In presence of Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO and Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director, Abu Reza Md Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank and Md Asaduzzaman, Managing Director of Best Electronics signed the agreement on behalf of respective organizations.
Under this agreement, IBBL Khidmah (credit) cardholders will enjoy Equal Monthly Installment (EMI) facilities for 3,6,9 or 12 months in case of purchasing electronics goods from any outlet of Best Electronics.
Muhammad Qaisar Ali and Hasne Alam, Deputy Managing Directors, Md Abdul Jabbar and Md Mostafizur Rahman Siddiquee, Senior Executive Vice Presidents, Abu Naser Mohammed Nazmul Bari, Executive Vice President, M Zubayer Azam Helali, Senior Vice President of the Bank along with top executive and officials of both organisations were present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Sept 16 (UNB)- A day-long training workshop on prevention of money laundering and combating financing of terrorism was held at Al-Arafah Islami Bank (AIBL) Training & Research Institute recently.
Deputy Managing Director of the Bank Kazi Towhidul Alam inaugurated the course as Chief Guest, according to a press release.
Executive Vice President Abed Ahmed Khan and Principal of the Institute and Executive Vice President Md Abdur Rahim Duary were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Sep 16 (UNB) – Chartered Accountants residing in the city’s Uttara area have formed an adhoc committee of the Chartered Accountants Uttara Forum.
The following members were nominated unanimously at the meeting to constitute the adhoc body: Amanullah Khan, FCA – Advisor, Dr. Jamshed Sanyiath Ahmed Chowdhury, FCA – Advisor, Biplab Hossain, FCA – Convenor, Sultan Ahmed, FCA – Member, Shafequl Ameen, FCA – Member, Shaikh Mamunur Rashid, FCA – Member and Fuad Hasan, ACA – Member.
Some 50 Chartered Accountants of the Uttara area held the meeting at Shororeetu in Arong Building in Uttara on Friday evening to discuss matters of professional and other interests.
The members present sought a pathway to help attain a higher professional standard and made a plea to bolster their numbers to meet the ever increasing demands for qualified accountants to run the country’s burgeoning trade, industries and service sectors.
The attendees stressed the need for constant exchange of ideas and interactions among them in order to translate the forum’s objectives into action. They also pledged to render voluntary services to the people living on the fringe at Uttara to build an inclusive and just society.
Some of the other major objectives to be pursued by the forum are: (a) to set up and enhance a broad based connection and networking among the members; (b) to foster a knowledge and skill based society; (c) to re-assert commitment to professional ethics; (d) to establish more accountability and transparency among the chartered accountants; (e) to assume leadership role in the society and (f) to forge a family level relationship.