Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum presided over a meeting held today by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology’s (ESMA) Board of Directors.
The meeting was convened, in Dubai at the Ministry of Finance and Industry, to discuss and review recent activities and resulted in the Board approving 621 new optional standards and recommending the adoption of 83 new compulsory standards to the Cabinet.
“The main purpose of the meeting is to review and scrutinize the way the Authority conducts its activities,” said Director General of ESMA, Walid Al-Mansouri adding that, “the meeting also focused on ESMA’s overall involvement in and contribution to the UAE economy.”
“ESMA aims to meet the needs of and support various business sectors and consumers in the country by preparing and implementing new standard specifications that comply with various environmental and public health criteria,” added Mansouri. He pointed out that the Board of Directors took a number of decisions that would boost performance and enable the Authority to play a more prominent role in supporting local industries and enhancing the national economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Board also reviewed the Director General’s report on activities and achievements from September 2002 to December 2003, and discussed the draft agreement between the Authority and relevant standardization authorities.
ESMA executes the UAE standardization and metrology program, which focuses on developing and promoting the application of standards in industry and products. It enforces the law to protect consumers by ensuring that consumer products are safe and their quality is standardized. Its mandate is to cover measurements related to length, mass, time and frequency, electromagnetic, temperature and radiometric and photometric quantities for all products in the UAE. — (menareport.com)
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