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World Accreditation Day Due on June 9
BAB accredits 40 firms in 7 years
Staff Correspondent
Published :Friday, 20 May, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 20

The Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) has given accreditation certificate to 40 organisations, in which 37 local and multinational testing and Calibration Companies, one medical library and two certification agencies over the last seven years.
It was revealed by BAB Director General Abu Abdullah at a press briefing at the Industry Ministry conference room in the capital on Thursday.
Abu Abdullah said that the BAB has achieved Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Corporation (APLAC) and International Laboratory Accreditation Corporation (ILAC) mutual recognition arrangement award in 2015.
He said that the BAB has been working very closely with the Commerce Ministry, Food Ministry, Agriculture Ministry, Livestock affairs Ministry and Health Ministry.
 BAB World Accreditation Day will be celebrated on June 9 through a variety of programmes across the country like elsewhere in the world with the cooperation of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). 
 "Accreditation: government policy measures globally recognized," has been set as the theme for the year by the BAB, which will also organise a seminar with the DCCI at DCCI auditorium, according to a handout.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu is expected to be present as the chief guest while Industries secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan will present the theme paper at the seminar.
Technical persons, businessmen, regulators, academicians, development partners and experts from different laboratories are expected to be present.
BAB will publish an attractive souvenir, colorful posters and send the message among the people through SMS by the mobile telephone operators and e-mail to create mass awareness.
The successful provision of health and social care is one of the greatest challenges. Whether caused by the expanding global population growth or increased life expectancy, the need to provide quality health and social care will only grow in its magnitude and complexity.

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