Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given the following message on the occasion of the World Accreditation Day-2021:
“I am happy to learn that ‘World Accreditation Day-2021’ is being celebrated. On this occasion, I would like to extend my heartfelt greetings to all stakeholders and development partners of the Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB). The theme of the day this year ‘Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ is time befitting to me in the current global situation.
Since its inception, BAB has been working on important activities such as ensuring the quality of goods and services, reduction of environmental pollution, ensuring a safe working environment, establishment of the safe food system, mitigation of climate change risks, production and supply of quality life-saving medicines and antidotes. Through all these activities, BAB has been playing a direct and indirect role in the implementation of ‘Sustainable Development Goals- Agenda 2030’, Quality Personal Protective Equipments (masks and others) produced in the country and tested in BAB accredited laboratories are being widely used in the country and are also being exported abroad. This is playing a supportive role in expanding the export trade including the domestic market.
This year the day is being celebrated in a different context. As a result of new variants of the corona virus, its transmission and spread around the world is taking on alarming rate. To be protected from its terrible clutches, all the states, irrespective of developed and developing,
will have to work together forgetting the differences. I hope that the celebration of ‘World Accreditation Day 2021’ will play an important role in developing the national quality infrastructure, achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ensuring safe food and quality medicines for all.
I wish ‘World Accreditation Day 2021’ a grand success.
Joi Bangla, Joi Bangabandhu
May Bangladesh Live Forever.”