ArmInfo.The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) announced the launch of a quality infrastructure development program in Armenia. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economy, the program is funded by the EU.
The Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia Vahan Kerobyan attended the ceremony of the official launch of the program. In his welcoming speech, he noted that as a result of the implementation of the program, Armenia will be able to eliminate technical barriers to trade, which is directly related to the development of the infrastructure quality system.
"I hope that as a result of the implementation of the program, the metrological capabilities in Armenia will be strengthened to such an extent that this will allow the country to effectively participate and integrate into international and regional metrological services," he stressed.
Earlier ArmInfo reported that in December 2021, the Ministry of Economy of Armenia signed a policy document with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on assisting Armenia in the development of quality infrastructures. A total of 4.1 million euros were allocated for the implementation of the project, of which 4 million euros from the EU, and 100 thousand euros from UNIDO. The Ministry of Economy reported that within the framework of the program, 4 calibration laboratories with appropriate measuring instruments and equipment will be established in Armenia, which will be prepared for international accreditation. At that time, the minister noted that as a result of the implementation of the program, the quality of goods produced in Armenia would improve and international recognition of the measurements and tests carried out in the country would be ensured, which would improve the quality of life of people, and contribute to the expansion of trade with the EU and other countries.