Doha, – Qatar General Authority for Standards and Metrology organized Tuesday a workshop to introduce the Gulf Laboratories Association, in cooperation with the GCC Standardization Organization.

The workshop included presentations on GCC Standardization Organization its objectives, competencies and role in the development of the Gulf infrastructure for quality, in addition to its most important achievements and strategy for 2016-2020.

It also included a presentation on the GCC Accreditation Center and its services; and the GCC accreditation mechanism, as well as a presentation on the Gulf Laboratories Association in terms of its objectives, membership, terms and conditions and its work program during the current year.

The workshop was opened by Director of Standards and Metrology Department at Qatar General Authority for Standards and Metrology Eng. Nawaf Al Mana who highlighted the important role of laboratories which requires upgrading their competencies and abilities, and improving their performance and competition through the rehabilitation of their human resources, equipment and work procedures, in addition to the exchange of opinions and experiences regarding quality management in laboratories and accreditation under the umbrella of the Gulf Laboratories Association.

For his part, Secretary-General of the GCC Standardization Organization Nabil bin Amin Al Mulla stressed the importance of the workshop to introduce the Gulf Laboratories Association which has ambitious objectives in line with the strategic vision of the member states aiming to develop the GCC quality infrastructure, improve the efficiency and capabilities of the laboratories and improve their performance in order to obtain GCC accreditation, to be an effective tool in the service of the Gulf economic system.

The Gulf Laboratories Association is an open-ended network of all governmental and private laboratories operating in the GCC countries. It operates under the umbrella of the Gulf Standardization Organization and represents the technical and commercial demands of these laboratories at the local and international levels. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency