Ooredoo to mark Earth Hour on Saturday

March 26, 2014 - 4:30:32 am

DOHA: Ooredoo will join monuments and companies around the world to mark Earth Hour on Saturday.

It will switch off all lights and non-essential systems at its iconic tower in West Bay and its Airport HQ2, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Ooredoo employees have also pledged to switch off lights at home during the event.

Earth Hour is a worldwide initiative by World Wide Fund for Nature, which has grown from a single lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, to a global event that engages more than 7,000 cities and towns. 

Ooredoo was the first company in Qatar to commit to Earth Hour in 2009, taking part in the largest mass participation event to demonstrate its commitment to protect the environment.

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, Director Community & Public Relations, said: “Ooredoo continues to support environmental initiatives, as we work with the community to reduce energy wastage and raise awareness of key issues.” 

Ooredoo also announced that it will no longer send paper bills to business customers from June 30, as part of efforts to become a paperless workplace. 

Currently, business customers receive a paper version of their bill and their chosen bill and bill analysis in electronic formats. Ooredoo stopped paper bills in December 2011, and has since reduced paper consumption by a huge margin. The ‘Go Green’ overhaul is part of its support of Qatar National Strategic Vision  2030 which prioritises environmental initiatives.

Bangla embassy to celebrate Independence day

Doha: The Bangladeshi embassy will celebrate today the 43rd Independence and National Day at Bangladesh MHM School and College in Abu Hamour at 7.30am.

Ambassador Syed Masud Mahmood Khundoker will inaugurate the event by hoisting the national flag and members of the community will sing the national anthem. The embassy has taken the initiative in line with the decision of the government to gather more than 300,000 people at National Parade Square in Dhaka to sing the national anthem at 11am today to make as world record in terms of participation in singing national anthem. the peninsula