14 Oct 2021, 18:51

Standard services for achieving SDGs stressed

   RAJSHAHI, Oct 14, 2021 (BSS)- Experts at a discussion here today
unequivocally called for giving utmost emphasis on following precise
standards in all forms of life for achieving the Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs).

   In order to achieve these goals, the cooperation of various public and
private partners, the use of all the available tools, including the
conformity assessment and international standards, is urgently required.

   Regional Office of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institutions (BSTI)
organised the discussion at its office conference hall in observance of the
World Standard Day-2021.

   The theme for this year's World Standards Day is "Shared vision for a
better world Standards for sustainable development goals".

   The theme aims to address social imbalances, develop a sustainable economy
and slow the rate of climate change. Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi
division Dr Ziaul Haque and President of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and
Industries Muhammad Muniruzzaman addressed the meeting as chief and special
guests respectively with BSTI Regional Director Engineer Selim Reja in the

   Professor Shafiul Islam from the Department of Public Administration in
Rajshahi University gave an illustration on the day's significance during his
keynote presentation.

   He told the meeting that World Standards Day is observed annually on
October 14 all over the world to create awareness about the significance of
standardization to the global economy among regulators, consumers, and

   The process of standardisation is an important tool for facilitating trade
and overcoming technical challenges.

   Professor islam also said standards have been important to every
individual in the world and we all have been raised with this concept.

   World Standards Day 2021 is also a means of paying tribute to the
collaborative efforts of thousands of experts who develop voluntary technical
agreements that are published as international standards.

    In his remarks, emphasis has been placed on eliminating social
imbalances, sustainable economic development and limiting the scale of
climate change in order to achieve the SDGs.



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