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Tuesday November 21, 2017 03:49 PM

Barua for stronger accreditation authorities

Barua for stronger accreditation authorities

Dilip Barua said BAB has to abide by and maintain the international guidelines and quality policy Laying stress on a stronger accreditation board, Industries Minister Dilip Barua said a national quality policy would be framed soon. He said Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) has to abide by and maintain the international guidelines and quality policy. Dilip Barua was speaking at a seminar on “Accreditation: Facilitating World Trade” Sunday.

Laying stress on a stronger accreditation board, Industries Minister Dilip Barua said a national quality policy would be framed soon.

He said Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) has to abide by and maintain the international guidelines and quality policy.

Dilip Barua was speaking at a seminar on “Accreditation: Facilitating World Trade” Sunday.

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and BAB jointly organised the seminar at the DCCI auditorium in Dhaka marking the World Accreditation Day.

Dilip Barua said the accreditation is closely related with the country’s industrialisation, export and import process.

“Our businessmen spend a lot of money by testing their exportable products in abroad.

Five laboratories have already got accreditation from BAB recently,” he said.

In addition, he stressed the need to create awareness among the mass people about accreditation and its advantages.

Industries secretary Md Moinuddin Abdullah and DCCI president Md Sabur Khan were present as special guests at the seminar chaired by BAB director general Md Abu Abdullah.

Bureau Veritas (Bangladesh) Pvt Ltd country manager Md Golam Kibria presented the keynote paper. BAB director Shudhakar Datta gave address of welcome.

Md Sabur Khan said accreditation body is important in terms of creating international acceptability of goods, reducing cost of doing business, increasing customers’ confidence and balance of environmental issues.

He put emphasis on creating skilled workforce in the sector and said the international business should be expanded without hampering human being and the environment.

For sustainable business, the cost of standardisation should be reduced, said DCCI chief, proposing establishment of accredited laboratories of international standard in Bangladesh under PPP model.

He recommended strengthening and development efficiency of BSTI, BCSIR, Department of Fisheries, BUET, Atomic Energy Commission and icddr, b.

Industries secretary says accreditation plays a vital role in businesses in an internationally open market economy. He called upon trade bodies to come forward to establish monitoring system in ensuring quality of products.

DCCI senior vice president Nessar Maksud Khan, vice president Absar Karim Chowdhury and directors Haider Ahmed Khan, FCA, Humayun Rashid and M Abu Hurairah were also present in the seminar.

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