June 26, 2022, 5:27 am

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2022-04-05 10:54:33 BdST

Walton sets up 2.16 MW rooftop solar power plant

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid inaugurated a 2.16-megawatt solar power generation plant at Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC’s headquarters on Sunday.

Walton has set up the solar power plant at its headquarters in the Chandra area of Gazipur as a part of its initiative of phasing out 18MW power by the next year. Under this initiative, Walton will set up a 10MW solar power plant by this year, according to a press release.

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak was present at the solar power plant inauguration ceremony as a special guest.

Walton Hi-Tech’s Managing Direction and Chief Executive Officer Golam Murshed welcomed the state ministers. Walton Digi-Tech Industries Deputy Managing Director Md. Liakat Ali and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.

The state ministers unveiled Walton’s new model of printers and also inaugurated the second unit of Walton’s motherboard production plant.

After the inauguration, Nasrul Hamid said, “The more power generation, more supply and much consumption will lead to improving human development index and industrial development as well.”

He informed that star rating labelling will be applied to all imported and homemade products from next year.

On behalf of the Walton family, Walton CEO Golam Murshed congratulated the power division on receiving the ‘Independence Award’.

During the visit, the state ministers enjoyed a video documentary on the 'Sustainable Development Goals’ activities under its 'Better Bangladesh Tomorrow' initiative. They also visited the product display centre, and the manufacturing plants of refrigerators, compressors and motherboards.

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