Ethiopian Metrology Institute Working to Become Africa’s Top Institute within 3 Yrs: Director General - ENA English
Ethiopian Metrology Institute Working to Become Africa’s Top Institute within 3 Yrs: Director General
Addis Ababa May 22/2023(ENA): The Ethiopian Metrology Institute carrying out activities with a view to become Africa’s top metrology Institute within the coming three years, the Director General of the institute, Abdu Abagibe said.
Speaking with ENA today, the director general said the institute has now member of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM).
According to him, the institute has been certified by the BIPM with six additional measurement standards including temperature, density, and electrical measurements.
In a bid to strengthen the activities and laboratories of the Ethiopian Metrology Institute, six modern facilities are under construction, he said.
The institute is expecting to receive 14.3 million USD worth of modern quality measurement instruments from the World Bank, Abdu stated.
The support coupled with quality measurement instruments that the institute already secured will significantly improve all of its laboratories, including laboratories of mechanical metrology, mass, volume, density and pressure, which are under construction.
The Institute carrying out activities with a view to become Africa’s top metrology Institute within the coming three years, the Director General said.
Quality standards are the basis of all civilizations, Abdu said. "Therefore, strengthening our capacity for quality measurements will have a significant impact on Ethiopia’s development endeavor as it addresses internationally needed quality measurement issues," the director general added.
Meanwhile, the institute has today celebrated World Metrology Day, under the theme "Measurement for the Global Food System" to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Meter Convention in 1875.
Speaking at the event, the director general said the use of accurate measurement is important in medicine, agriculture, business and other sectors.
He emphasized the need for accurate measurements to maintain international standards for all our products.