Chairman of Qatar General Organization for Standardization and Metrology (QGOSM) Eng Mohamed bin Saud al-Musallam affirmed that the National Day, which falls on Dec. 18 of each year, will remain a milestone and a shining light in the march of the State of Qatar, and that the celebration of this occasion reflects the solidarity of the people and their rallying around their wise leadership.
In an exclusive statements to Qatar News Agency (QNA), al-Musallam pointed out that the QGOSM, as the Qatari people participate in celebrating this occasion which is very important to all (citizens and residents), renews the pledge and loyalty to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, as the leader of our renaissance and our march, and affirms to redouble efforts to raise our country, its pride and the dignity of its people.
He added that Qatar was able, despite the unjust blockade and the coronavirus pandemic, to realize many major development achievements in various fields, which are the result of decades of hard work in light of a clear vision, through which Qatar always seeks to be a model at the regional and global levels.
On behalf of himself and on behalf of all of the organization's members, al-Musallam raised the highest verses of loyalty and blessings to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, to His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and to the government and the Qatari people on the occasion of National Day, which coincides with the anniversary of the founding of Qatar by the Founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed bin Thani.
Al-Musallam wished His Highness the Amir good health, happiness and success, and to our dear country the blessings of security, stability, pride, prestige, progress and prosperity. Regarding QGOSM efforts during this year, al-Musallam explained that the organization, as it renews its determination to support the process of development and the comprehensive renaissance, has made many achievements, including in the field of specifications and standards, as the organization raised (11) special specifications to limit the spread of the virus (Covid-19). This is in cooperation with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), in accordance with the requirements of the market and the national factories, in addition to raising approximately (100) standard specifications for accreditation in the fields of engineering, chemistry, oil and gas, construction and building materials.
He added that in the field of quality and conformity, the Qatar General Organization for Standardization and Metrology launched the Qatari Quality Mark to enhance the competitiveness of products in the local, regional and global markets, and to support the national product, sustainable development plans and consumer protection, as the organisation provides factories with approved Qatari standard specifications so that the products are always of high quality.
Al-Musallam added that the authority has participated in the membership of the technical committee emanating from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which prepares international standards in the field of photovoltaic systems.
QGOSM is an active member in a number of regional and international organizations and bodies, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization of Legal Metrology, and the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.