Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday during commemoration of the World’s Metrology day Director General of Tanzania Bureau of Standards, Dr Athuman Ngenya said more steps were needed to improve quality of products.
He said the government intends to make sure that there are many industries which create more employment that would stimulate business and economy of individuals and the whole nation through quality goods.
“I want to inform industrialists and traders that production of quality and standard goods is possible, TBS through its metrology laboratory is the custodian of nation standards,” he said.
He said at the moment, the metrology laboratory can provide service on science measurement in weights, length, temperature, pressure, electricity and chemicals.
Dr Ngenya insisted that international trade can be conducted easily once production will adhere to the correct measurements found in every standard of the related product.
The theme for World Metrology Day 2020 is Measurements for global trade.
This theme was chosen to create awareness of the important role measurement plays in facilitating fair global trade, ensuring products meet standards and regulations and satisfying customer quality expectations.
The science of measurement plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, in improving the quality of life and in protecting the global environment.
World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations.
The convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention - the world-wide uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875.