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Govt to introduce national quality policy

Says industries minister at a seminar marking World Accreditation Day

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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Govt to introduce national quality policy
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun is seen at a discussion on ‘World Accreditation Day’ at DCCI auditorium in the capital on Sunday. State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder was also present on the occasion.

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said the government is going to formulate a national quality policy and strengthen the accreditation process for local products and services to ensure compliance with international standards.

“Accreditation is important for export quality products. The government has developed a quality accreditation infrastructure ecosystem. We have set up a world-class accreditation lab whose certificate is accepted globally," the minister told a seminar on Sunday.

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) jointly organised the seminar styled as “Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment” marking the World Accreditation Day 2022 at the DCCI Bhaban in Dhaka on Sunday.

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun was the chief guest while State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder and Secretary Zakia Sultana were special guests on the occasion. DCCI President Rizwan Rahman presided over the session.

Industries minister said that the efficiency of Bangladesh Accreditation Board has also been improved a lot to provide necessary accreditation services.

State Minister Kamal Ahmed Mojumder said that the world has accepted the concept of sustainable economic development for a safe future.

“We have to meet the growing demand of the present situation as well as we have to leave a better livable world for the next generation. Accreditation is very much important for implementation of SDGs,” he said.

Secretary Zakia Sultana emphasised having adequate accreditation infrastructure for the sake of export competitiveness in the global market.

“We can see a negative impact on climate change due to unplanned industrialisation worldwide and massive economic activities. We should comply with the accreditation process for both goods and services. This will help us ensure a better world for the next generation,” she said.

DCCI President Rizwan Rahman said, "Quality certificates issued by our local labs to the export items should be endorsed by the accreditation board so that these certifications are accepted by the global authorities concerned."

He also urged the authorities to introduce advanced learning in the

country's industrial sector and emphasised strong collaboration with the international accreditation and quality assurance agencies to enhance business competitiveness in the changing business environment.

BAB Director General Md. Monwarul Islam and Jagannath University Vice Chancellor Prof Imdadul Haque, among others, also attended the seminar.