19 May 2024, 18:03

World Metrology Day tomorrow, President and PM issue messages 

DHAKA, May 19, 2024 (BSS) - World Metrology Day, commemorating 
the anniversary of signature by representatives of 17 nations of the 
'Metre Convention-1875', will be observed tomorrow in Bangladesh 
as elsewhere across the globe.

Like all member countries of International Bureau of Weights and 
Measures (BIPM) and International Bureau of Legal Metrology 
(BIML), the day will be observed at the initiative of the Bangladesh 
Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) in Bangladesh.

The theme of the World Metrology Day-2024 is ‘We Measure Today 
for a Sustainable Tomorrow'.

President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh 
Hasina today issued separate messages wishing the success of all 
programmes on the occasion.

Besides, the heads of International Bureau of Weights and Measures 
(BIPM) and International Bureau of Legal Metrology (BIML) gave 
messages on the occasion.

On the eve of the day, the President, in his message, said the 
government is working towards the digital transformation of the 
traditional system to ensure accurate weight and measurement of 
equipment used in all sectors of industry, trade and services.

Already the 'Weights and Measurements Standards Act, 2018' and 
Product Wrapping Rules-2021 have been formulated, the head of the 
state added.

He said that production in industries and factories is increasing 
through the use of modern machinery with accurate measurement.

The president hoped that BSTI would play a more efficient, 
accountable and responsible role as a national standards body in 
providing the desired services to the people by formulating and 
implementing product and service standards and ensuring proper 
measurement in all areas of trade and commerce.

In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said through the 
sincere efforts of Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur 
Rahman, BSTI became a member of the International Organization 
for Standardization (ISO) in 1974 and the National Codex Contact 
Point (NCCP) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in Bangladesh 
in 1975?

BSTI as the national standards body (NSB) of Bangladesh has been 
working relentlessly in determining the quality of various products 
of Bangladesh such as food, textiles, housing, health and education 
materials and equipment and ensuring accurate weights and 
measures as per the standards set by the International Standards 
and Measurement Organization since its ISO membership, she 

She hoped that the collective efforts of all will continue to transform 
the country into a developed and prosperous Smart Bangladesh by 
2041 following the dream ‘Sonar Bangla’ of the Father of the Nation 
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Both the president and the premier wished the overall success of all 
the programmes of 'World Metrology Day-2024'.

The Metre Convention-1875 set the framework for global 
collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, 
commercial and societal application.

The original aim of the Metre Convention - the worldwide uniformity 
of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875.

To mark the day, BSTI has chalked out different programmes 
including discussions at its headquarters and regional offices.

Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar will broadcast special 
programmes to mark the day.

The arrangement of sending short message service (SMS) to mobile 
phones has been taken while banners, festoons and placards have 
been hanged and pasted at various important places in the capital 
and district cities.

Marking the day, a discussion will be held at the head office of BSTI 
in city’s Tejgaon area at 12.30pm tomorrow. 

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun will attend it as 
the chief guest, a press release said.

Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Industries Zakia Sultana and
President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce 
and Industry (FBCCI) Mahbubul Alam will be present as special 
guests with BSTI Director General SM Ferdous Alam in the chair.

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