HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP Stage-II)


The 81st Meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Multilateral Fund (MLF) for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol decision approved the Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) phase-out management plan (HPMP) Stage–II for Bangladesh for the implementation of Montreal Protocol (MP). For the implementation of HPMP Stage-II, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been designated the lead implementing agency and United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the cooperating agency, with a separate fund allocation for each agency along with the Government of Bangladesh (GoB). The GoB has agreed to follow the Montreal Protocol schedule and is committed to reduce HCFCs consumption by 67.5% of the baseline by 2025. The implementation of Stage-II of the HPMP will help to phase out of 17.09 ozone depletion potential (ODP) tons of HCFC-22 used in the domestic and commercial air-conditioners manufacturing sector through UNDP’s investment component. The phase-out of 17.09 ODP tons of HCFC-22 is equivalent to a net CO2 emission reduction of 1,730,798 CO2-eq tons. 

This will assist Bangladesh in meeting the Montreal Protocol compliance target. Also, through conversion to R-290 and R-32 (refrigerant), energy savings will be achieved which, in turn, will ensure national energy efficiency improvements and indirect GHG emissions reduction

Area of Work 

  • Convert five air-conditioners manufacturing companies to R290 and R-32. 
  • Convert one chiller assembler from HCFC to low-GWP alternative R-32. 
  • Improvement of energy efficiency & reduce CO2 emission from RAC sector. 
  • Create green jobs and increase women employment in RAC sector. 
  • Improve standard and other environmental and energy compliance. 

Significant Achievements 

  • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed with the six companies namely Unitech Products (BD) Ltd., Elite Hi-Tech Industries Ltd., AC Bazar Industry, Supreme Air Conditioning, Cooling Point Engineering Services and Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd to convert their air-conditioning manufacturing line from HCFC-22 to R-290 and R-32 technology. 
  • DoE and UNDP jointly organized an Inception Workshop to launch the Multi-Lateral Fund project on 31 August 2021. 
  • The companies have completed conversion proposal and MoA implementation plan along with the layout plan and design of the new conversion lines. 
  • Completion of R-290/R-32 technology acquisition and plant modifications covering installation, commissioning and development of new standard operating procedures. 
  • The first, second and third fund disbursement to the companies has been accomplished. 



Overall objective of the project is to assist Bangladesh in meeting the Montreal Protocol compliance target. 

  • Besides these, through refrigerant conversion (R-290 and R-32), the country will promote energy efficient and environment friendly technology and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 
  • During the implementation of the HPMP Stage-II, occupational health and safety and gender issues are taken into consideration in line with the national and international regulations, standards and guidelines.