Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB)- The Local electronic giant Walton is providing 15 percent discount on all models of its air conditioners, along with free home delivery, to the customers of the ongoing Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF).
Apart from these, customers of Walton ACs can also get various attractive awards- confirm cash vouchers up to tk one lakh, free motorcycle, laptop, refrigerator, television, air conditioner and other sorts of home and electrical appliances through registering air conditioner purchase from Walton pavilion of the DITF or any other branded outlets across the country under the ongoing nationwide Walton Digital Campaign Season 4.
Mohammad Mostafa Zaman, coordinator of Walton pavilion at DITF, said these facilities are getting huge response from customers in the fair due to the exact BTU (British Thermal Unit) of Walton ACs along with attractive design, high quality, cash discounts, scope of getting sure cash vouchers and various free products.
Sources said Walton has released 18 models of latest technology ACs ahead of New Year and DITF which include 14 models of 1 to 2-ton split type ACs and 4, 5-ton ceiling and cassette type ACs. Walton split type ACs are available in the market from tk 35,500 to tk 78,000. Besides, 5-ton ACs are available from 1 lakh 41 thousand to 1 lakh 59 thousand BDT.
Walton also released 1.5 and 2-ton huge power-saving inverter technology ACs of Venturi and Riverine series. These smart ACs can be managed by 'Voice Control' or 'Amazon Echo'. Users can increase, reduce, turn on or off the air-conditioner with voice command without using a remote controller.
4 and 5-ton cassettes and ceiling type Walton ACs received wide response among customers at DITF for their aesthetic designs and cooling performance. Various new and upcoming models of VRF or Industrial ACs are being displayed at DITF.
VRF technology is called the best modern air-conditioning system. This technology has the power of controlling the temperature of entire building at the same time.
The indoor air conditioning units of a structure are controlled through a central control system. Walton VRF ACs feature low-power cooling and dual sensing systems for which cold and hot air can be found as per the user’s requirement. The technology can conveniently be placed anywhere in the room.
Shafiqul Alam, Manager of Walton Pavilion, said mini, single and multi-modular VRF ACs are being manufactured at our own factory in Chandra of Gazipur. Walton is manufacturing 5 to 15-ton Mini VRF ACs for small structures while 17 to 32-ton single modular ACs for medium size structures and multi-modular ACs for larger structures.
Ishaque Rony, Chief Operating Officer of Walton Air Conditioner, said Walton is the first company that has introduced IOT-based smart ACs in Bangladesh which are controllable using mobile phones.
Every air conditioner of Walton is released in the market after obtaining quality control certification from international standard testing lab NUSDAT-UTS.
The inclusion of Ionizer technology in Walton ACs keeps the room dirt and bacteria free along with cooling. The Smart and Inverter ACs of Walton save up to 60 percent electricity. The Turbomood of the compressor of Inverter ACs cools the room reducing its temperature quickly.
In this technology, the speed of the compressor is controlled according to the temperature of the room through special programming of microprocessor installed on the PCB or motherboard of the compressor. World’s recognised environmental-friendly HFC free R410A refrigerant is used on Walton ACs.
Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB)- A view exchange meeting between Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and international corporate consultancy firm Kroll was held at Islami Bank Tower on Thursday.
The meeting discussed compliance issues of Banking rules and regulations where Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the bank was present as chief guest.
Kroll has been working with IBBL since 2015.
Abu Reza Md Yeahia and Taher Ahmed Chowdhury, Deputy Managing Directors, Mohammad Jamal Uddin Mozumder, Executive Vice President and Md Rafiqul Islam, Senior Vice President of IBBL, Omer Erginsoy, Senior Managing Director, Tarun Bhatia, Managing Director and Samarjit Sawant, Associate Director of Kroll along with other executives of the bank were present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Jan 29 (UNB) - United Commercial Bank Limited has organized a five-day-long advance-level workshop on Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade.
The senior executives of the renowned bank participated in the workshop held at the bank’s Learning and Development Centre in the city’s Gulshan area.
Later, the participants were awarded certificates, says a press release issued Tuesday.
The bank’s Additional Managing Director Arif Quadri, Senior Vice President and also Head of Learning and Development Abul Ali Ahad and other senior officials were present at the certification ceremony.
Dhaka, Jan 28 (UNB)- The local electronics and electrical brand ‘Marcel’ has extended the guaranty period of its’ fridge’ compressors for two years from 10 to 12 years.
Marcel authorities placed this announcement at a programme at the conference room of the company’s corporate office in the capital on Sunday.
The programme was addressed, among others, by Marcel’s Executive Director Eva Rezwana, Head of Service Management System Muzahidul Islam, Head of Legal Affairs Masud Hossain Chowdhury, Brand Ambassador and actor Amin Khan, Media Adviser Enayet Ferdous and the company’s other high officials.
Speaking at the function, Eva Rezwana said, Marcel extended the guaranty period of its fridge compressor with the aim of bringing the successful outcomes of several initiatives to the customers. The initiatives included: manufacturing compressors and its necessary parts at own factory with advanced tools and machineries; improving the quality of compressors continuously by the highly meritorious, skilled and experienced engineers of research and development department; following ‘zero tolerance’ policy by the Quality Control department and thus highly confident on the improved quality.
At the event, the engineers of Marcel fridge compressors said that long-term performance of a fridge is largely depends on the quality of its compressors.
Compressors will provide long-time service when its system function and accuracy will be ensured, mentioning it they said that thus Marcel has brought more perfection in the cooling and accuracy system in its compressors. HFC-free globally recognised environment-friendly R600a refrigerants have been used in the compressors of Marcel fridges.
Service Management System’s Head Muzahidul Islam said “Compressors that are used in Marcel refrigerators will provide services more than the guaranteed period if the customers follow the user guidelines properly. During transportation or placement, the fridges should not be careened more than 30-degree angles. In Addition, customers should start fridge minimum two (2) hours later after the transportation.”
Dhaka, Jan 28 (UNB)- Grameenphone Ltd. registered a 3.4 percent annual growth after reporting a total of tk 132.8 billion as revenue in 2018.
Data revenue grew by 21 percent along with voice revenue growth of 6.6 percent in 2018. During the 4th quarter, total revenue grew by 7.7 percent.
Grameenphone Ltd. acquired 7.4 million new subscribers in 2018, registering 11.3 percent growth. The company also added 5.9 million internet subscribers; 51 percent of total subscribers of Grameenphone Ltd. are using internet services.
“In 2018, we delivered a strong business performance driven by excellent execution in the market. We launched 4G in Bangladesh in February and faced many challenges this year with a tough competitive environment and regulatory directives. We witnessed healthy growth in voice and data revenue” said Michael Patrick Foley, CEO of Grameenphone Ltd.
“Grameenphone Ltd. completed 2018 with a strong performance with efficiency and profitability. We recorded a healthy growth in subscriber base and corresponding usage. Throughout the year there was aggressive competition affecting data pricing, along with the implementation of unified tariff for voice”, said Karl Erik Broten, CFO of Grameenphone Ltd.
He added “With the growth potential of the market and our focus on operational efficiency, simplification, and driving value for our customers, we are optimistic in delivering profitable growth going forward.”
The Board of Directors of Grameenphone Ltd. have recommended 28 BDT per share for the full year 2018 dividend based on the decision taken at the Board Meeting held on 27 January 2019.
With this, the total cash dividend stands at 155% of paid up capital which represents 108% of Profit After Tax for the year 2018 (including 125% interim cash dividend).
The Shareholders as of the record date of 17 February 2019 will be entitled for this final dividend, which is subject to the Shareholders’ approval at the 22nd AGM to be held on 23 April 2019.
“There are many regulatory initiatives of significance currently in discussion phase for implementation during 2019. Some initiatives of note are the anticipated regulations on SMP (significant market power), Tower Sharing Licensing and Quality of Service.
We would like to reiterate our commitment towards meaningful consultations between industry and government that can enrich the industry service propositions further, which in-effect will facilitate the current economic growth momentum of the country,” said Michael Patrick Foley, CEO of Grameenphone Ltd.