Experts stress on use of IS units

21 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: Experts at a discussion on Monday stressed on smooth use of the International System (IS) of Units worldwide in the pretext of the present globalised free market economic system to ensure coherent measurement system, reports BSS

They put importance on use of the IS units in every country to further strengthen scientific innovation, discovery, industrial manufacturing, international trade, quality of all products including foods and medicines, improve living standard and protection of environment.  Divisional office of Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI) organised the event at Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) to observe the World Metrology Day-2019 with the theme of ‘International System of Units – Fundamentally Better.’

Divisional Director (Joint Secretary) of the Local Government Division Md.  Zakir Hossain attended the event as the chief guest with Acting Deputy Commissioner Ruhul Amin Mian in the chair.

Deputy Director (Physical) and Chief at Rangpur divisional office of BSTI Engineer MA Hannan delivered welcome speech narrating goals, objectives and global importance of observance of the day.

Associate Professor of the Department of Physics of Begum Rokeya University Dr. Md. Al Helal delivered his keynote presentation narrating history of emergence of the International System of Units and importance of its smooth use worldwide as expert guest.

President of RCCI and noted industrialist Alhaj Mostafa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu addressed the discussion as special guest.

They said the SI units are based on a set of definitions each linked to the laws of physics and have advantage of being able to embrace further improvement in measurement, science and technology to meet needs of future users for many years to come.

“The national metrology institutes all over the world, like BSTI in Bangladesh, continually advance measurement science by developing and validating new measurement techniques at whatever level of sophistication is needed,” he added.

He called upon all concerned to come forward in implementing the international methods of units in all areas of trade and commerce as well as in intergovernmental and national organisations for betterment of the humanity s a whole.