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Thrust on improving quality of export products
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A council meeting of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI) put emphasis on better quality of industrial products apart from increasing their export to foreign countries.

The meeting also demanded of the government to take necessary steps to improve and reform the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI), which would create more domestic demand of goods.

They said these at the council meeting held at the conference room of BSTI. Industries minister Dilip Barua presided over the meeting.

The minister expressed the hope that Bangladesh would be an industries-based country soon as had taken many necessary steps to export more goods.

He also said the government will render all possible assistance to transform Bangladesh into an industrially advanced country.

"The trade gap of Bangladesh with many countries is still very wide and so we have to take many initiatives to cover this gap as soon as possible," the minister said

"Without exporting more to foreign countries we will not be able to achieve our goals and so export quality of industrial goods must be ensured first," Barua said.

A.K Fazlul Ahad, director general of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI), said infrastructure development of BSTI should be modernised especially for testing the export quality of goods.

He also said BSTI needs a good number of experts to certify goods produced in the country.

He said BSTI would issue fair certificates to quality products after testing.

He sought cooperation of the government to immediately fill up the manpower needs for better examination of goods.

K.H Masud Siddique, secretary of ministry of industries, said the standard of goods mainly for export must be of high quality for making Bangladesh an industrial hub.

"Future plan for success is a must and we should first make plan," the secretary also said.

Top officials of different ministries of the government, among others, were present in the meeting.