Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun emphasised the need to expand and improve activities of goods quality monitoring agency BSTI.
Addressing a meeting at the Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute (BSTI) office on Thursday, the minister mentioned the government’s initiative for transformation of the state-run agency so it could provide services of international standard.
Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana and president of the country’s top trade body FBCCI Md Jasim Uddin were present as special guests. BSTI director general Nazrul Anwar chaired the meeting.
Industries Minister urged the entrepreneurs to produce quality products and said this would play a crucial role in expansion of their goods to a large consumer base.
Humayun said the cross border market entry depends on quality of the products following the internationally approved indicators.
“From raw to finished products, everywhere, the implementation of standard quality is important for a company to attract global clients,” the minister emphasised.
Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana commended the BSTI as a “well-organized agency”.
She said, “To achieve the goal of ensuring adulteration-free foods in market, BSTI staff should perform responsibilities boldly.”
FBCCI president Jasim Uddin suggested mass awareness campaign among businesses and commoners to promote quality products.
BSTI chief Nazrul Anwar told the meeting that the standard agency opened 10 regional offices and 41 new laboratories in the field level as part of its efforts to increase the capacity of the BSTI.