Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, ESMA, and Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, QCC, on Tuesday signed an agreement to authorise Emirates Metrology Institute, EMI, as the National Institute of Measurement in the UAE.
ABU DHABI, 9th May, 2017 (WAM) -- As part of the UAE government's efforts to ensure synergistic collaboration among all state departments, Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, ESMA, and Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, QCC, on Tuesday signed an agreement to authorise Emirates Metrology Institute, EMI, as the National Institute of Measurement in the UAE.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of State and Chairman of ESMA, and Khalifa Mohammed Faris Al Mazrouei, Chairman of QCC.
The new development comes in line with the directives of the visionary leadership of the UAE to enhance collaboration, coordination and integration among federal and local government entities, said Minister Dr. Rashid following the signing.
Under the agreement, the standards used by EMI for the measurement of mass, volume, density, temperature, humidity, length angle, force, pressure, torque, electrical quantities and time-frequency will be recognised as the national standards of measurement. This will allow the country to enable accurate measurements in manufacturing and research to cope with the ongoing progress in economic and productive segments, even while meeting the dynamic requirements of the industrial sector.
"The signing of this agreement will support the development of measurement science locally, and ensure a diversified, productive and futuristic economy in the UAE," added Dr. Rashid.
"An advanced economy is a critical step in helping us achieve the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021 that aims to prepare the nation for the post-oil era."
Chairman of QCC said, "EMI was set up to translate the vision of wise leadership to enable the quality and metrology infrastructure in the country to support its industrial development and enhance the quality and competitiveness of national products in local and international markets. Serving as a national reference institution in metrology and its various applications, EMI promotes compliance with quality standards and enhances the competitive advantages of our strategic industries, enabling them to become leaders in their domains at regional and international levels."
"EMI plays an instrumental role in supporting the UAE Vision 2021 and the Abu Dhabi Plan. It also helps the country attract foreign investment, remove trade barriers and improve the quality and competitiveness of the UAE products in local and global markets.
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