World Metrology Day today | 2017-05-20 |

World Metrology Day today

    20 May, 2017 12:00 AM printer

World Metrology Day will be observed in the country today as elsewhere across the globe, reports UNB.


The theme of the day this year is Measurements for Transport.


President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu have issued separate messages on this occasion.


President Abdul Hamid said the role of proper measurement is important for attaining the sustainable development goal and alleviating poverty.


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the importance of metrology is undeniable for the development of technology, trade and commerce and at all levels of people’s daily life and the national life.


Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has organised several programmes, including discussion meetings at its regional offices, marking the day.


Besides, BSTI will organise a discussion meeting on 21 May at its Head Office at Tejgaon Industrial Area where Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu will be present as the chief guest.


Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Industries Ministry senior secretary Mosarrof Hossain Bhuiyanc, FBCCI President Abdul Matlub Ahmad will be present as special guest.


World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on May 20, 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations.