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World Metrology Day was held for the first time on May 19, 2017 in Innyar Lake Hotel, Myanmar.

As the metrology is the science of measurement, it aims to raise the awareness   among regulators, industry and consumers of the importance of metrology to integration in Global trade but also to daily life through channels like consumers’ protection, health and environmental protection. World Metrology Day falls on May 20th. The theme for the World Metrology Day 2017 is “Measurements for transport”.

It was organized by Department of Research and Innovation (DRI) of the Ministry of Education with the support of PTB, the National Metrology Institute of Germany.

Opening speeches were delivered by the Deputy Minister of Education H.E. U Win Maw Tunand Ms. SvenjaWeyrauch,Project Coordinator,PTB. Presentations were made by international and local experts from PTB, DRI, Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Association, Department of Fishery and Department of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).  The ceremony was attended by Parliament Members, Government, industry, trade associations and experts from PTB, USAID, GIZ, UNIDO and representative from International and national organizations.Currently DRI is drafting the Metrology Law with the help of PTB and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).Meanwhile National Institute of Metrology, Myanmar which will maintainthe national measurement standards of the country is now being built and will be completed by 2018.

 
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According to the ASEAN-PTB Project “Improving Quality Infrastructure in ASEAN” Phase II Bilateral Coaching for Myanmar on Good Practices In Preparation, Adoption and Implementation of Standards, Workshop on Good Standardization Practice: TC Management and Efficient Work Procedures was held DRI, Yangon , Myanmar on May 30,  2017.

 
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     In order to enhance the National Quality Infrastructure, DRI has collaborated with International and Regional Organization and hosted the awareness programme regarding NQI frequently.

     The ISO Technical Programme Manager Training and Discussion was held in the National Standards and Quality Department, Department of Research and Innovation  under Ministry of Education in DRI Meeting Room in Yangon, Myanmar on 29th November 2016. The training was attended by representatives from relevant Ministries of 20 Technical Committees of Myanmar Standards, Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), Union of Myanmar Federation Chambers of Commerce and Industries (UMFCCI) and stakeholders from the private sectors including Myanmar Fruit, Flowers and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association, Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association, etc.

     In the training session, Mr. Antoine Morin, Technical Programme Manager    from ISO shared the course on Structure and Management of ISO, People involved in the process for developing International Standards, Process for developing International Standards, Building Consensus and Stakeholder Engagement.

 
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The 38th Meeting of the ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (ACCSQ) Working Group 1 on Standards and MRA and Its Related Meetings was  held at  Novotel Hotel, Yangon , Myanmar on 22-26 May 2017. The Meeting was attended by delegates from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat.

 
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