UK MONEY TO HELP LOCAL STANDARDS DRIVE

A UK Aid initiative has pumped 1.2 million pounds into quality management training programs organized by the St. Lucia Bureau of Standards. The objective is to increase the export of products that meet international standards and which can help grow the local economy.
The commonwealth standard network is a UK Aid initiative that has invested 1.2 million pounds to assist the St Lucia Bureau of standards in developing a national quality infrastructure which comprises standardization, technical regulations, market surveillance, conformity assessment, marketing and metrology. On Monday the focus was on metrology with the emphasis on the calibration of storage tanks and thermometers. Other Caribbean countries benefited from the exercise via video conference. The objective is to increase exports and raise awareness of the importance of standardization to regional economies
The program which had its inception in June 2018 takes into account accurate measurements for storage tanks by considering factors such as the volume of liquid in the tank as well as its height .
Five staff members from the Bureau of Standards Metrology Department are being trained

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