The two-year mark is fast approaching. And the country is set to move to the endemic phase. Yes, the Covid-19 pandemic would not end overnight, and we are in for a long, rather protracted battle with the virus. Thus, we need to learn to live with it.
However, that does not mean it is all doom and gloom. As the world evolves, technology is catching up fast to meet its emerging demands, allowing us to harness its benefits, which include curbing the unseen SARS-CoV-2.
“At WCT Holdings Bhd (“WCT or the Group”), our utmost concern is the safety of both our customers and staff, especially when they visit our offices and premises such as the malls, hotels, sales galleries and aviation facilities. As retail businesses and shopping malls have started welcoming customers, we see an increase in footfalls especially to our malls. We want our customers to enjoy their experiences and have peace of mind when visiting any of our facilities,” says Dato’ Lee Tuck Fook, Group Managing Director of WCT.
Hence, the developer has partnered with Panasonic Malaysia to equip its properties with Panasonic’s air purification solutions featuring the latest nanoe™ X technology. Notably, WCT is one of the first few companies to install the Panasonic air purification devices across its business divisions.
“In addition to strict adherence to all SOPs, this is a concerted effort by WCT Group to uphold and implement extensively high standards of safety precautions and measures to help keep our offices and premises hygienic and safe,” says Lee.
He adds that this is imperative especially in common spaces and shared facilities managed and operated by WCT. “At WCT, we believe in the importance of taking care of our patrons and staff as we provide them with a pleasant and hygienic environment while enhancing their experiences,” stresses Lee, adding that WCT will be investing approximately RM800,000 for this initiative.
A welcoming complement to standard practices
“The patented air purification technology is designed to provide added protection for everyone. For instance, the nanoe™ X ions generated by the Panasonic air purifiers will offer quality air while inhibiting pollutants and plus deodorising surfaces as well,” Panasonic Corporation managing director QAFL business promotion office, Ichiro Suganuma shares with EdgeProp.my.
“We at Panasonic are excited to partner with WCT Group – a reputable conglomerate with businesses ranging from engineering and construction, property development, shopping malls, hotels and business aviation. With our nanoe™ X technology, we can provide a clean environment for WCT employees and their customers and to constantly provide a safer space for all Malaysians together,” enthuses Suganuma.
The nanoe™ X inhibits five types of pollutants, such as bacteria and viruses, mould, allergens, pollen and hazardous substances. The nano-sized particles of nanoe™ X allow for deep penetrations into hard surfaces and soft furnishings like fabric, sofas and carpets.
“This technology will be made available in most of WCT Group’s business locations and aims to provide an additional layer of protection to complement the sanitising, disinfection and social distancing protocols that are being administered diligently and regularly throughout WCT’s premises.
“As much as it is important to stay safe outdoors, especially during this pandemic, the same can be said indoors. Breathing clean indoor air is also critical to health. It is important to have a dose of healthy indoor air quality free of indoor pollution. As Covid-19 spreads via the droplets of infected respiratory fluids, it is important to take additional safety measures,” notes Lee.
He adds that it is paramount for WCT to be able to adapt to the new normal and move forward – to evolve.
“Things have indeed changed. The fact that we must live with the Covid-19 virus makes us realise that we need to stay relevant. We will do our best to provide a comfortable environment to our staff and patrons by adopting the best possible solution available,” concludes Lee.