ABU DHABI, 19 September 2021: The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) stressed the importance of supporting Emirati capabilities in driving quality infrastructure system, as part of the Operation 300bn national industrial strategy of the UAE.
The new industrial strategy will help enhance the competitiveness of Emirati products regionally and globally by adopting the latest specifications, advanced technology, technical regulations and systems leading to high quality production standards, QCC said, while releasing a statement on the visit of a delegation from the ministry led by His Excellency Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary, to the Emirates Metrology Institute headquarters.
His Excellency Al Suwaidi was received by Dr. Hilal Humaid Al Kaabi, Secretary-General of QCC, who briefed the delegation on the role and strategy of the Council to boost the quality infrastructure system of Abu Dhabi in cooperation with federal partners and local authorities.
Discussions were also held on empowerment and motivation to the UAE’s industrial sector, which continues to attract regional and global investments. Productive quality, enhancing the industrial environment to international standards and supporting the marketing of national industrial products and enhancing its competitiveness were also discussed.
The ministry delegation was also briefed on the services provided by the Council and its coordination and cooperation mechanisms with federal and local authorities to raise business competitiveness. This is done by continuous updating of procedures, deployment of technology, facilitation services and strengthening of customer communication channels, QCC said.
His Excellency Al-Suwaidi said the ministerial delegation’s visit comes in the context of the coordination and unification strategy to improve the industrial sector performance. Such visits also supported the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, and the 50 new projects’ initiative and in-country value program. The strategy also supported the UAE’s 4IR program to create relevant and attractive business environment for local and international industrial investors, which will in turn stimulate innovation, adoption of advanced technology in industrial systems and solutions, and enhancing the country’s position as a global destination for pioneering future industries.
He said the ministry’s aim was to improve the quality of the UAE’s industrial output through integration of strategic partners and knowledge exchange. QCC in this context is one of the most important strategic partners, complementing the ministry’s objectives with its technical expertise and quality focus. Notably, he said that Emirates Metrology Institute plays a significant role in enhancing and ensuring the quality infrastructure of Abu Dhabi. Countrywide, the institute is the National Institute for Measurement with national and international laboratories.
His Excellency Dr. Al Kaabi of QCC said that the ministry’s visit will strengthen and consolidate relations between the two entities in the field of quality infrastructure. It will also support the Council's role in contributing to the national agenda through its services across various verticals including conformity programs, inspection and conformity assessment services, market and consumer services and examinations of measurement devices and verification tools.
The Emirates Metrology Institute at a regional level is authorized by the Ministry to be the national reference entity for measurement, Al Kaabi said, adding that its establishment has many positive effects on vital economic sectors of the UAE, which also includes the industrial sector. The Institute has been instrumental in reducing the cost of services and the time taken to provide services, in addition to facilitating global acceptance of the UAE national industries and upgrading capacity in the country.
The ministry delegation was also taken on a tour to the new headquarters of the Emirates Metrology Institute, where the work team briefed on the entity’s services, the main laboratories and on the various services that is in compliance with international requirements and standards.