Representatives from the Technical Regulation and Metrology (measurements) Committee of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan, the Kazakhstan Metrology Institute (KazInMetr), the Kazakhstan Standardisation and Certification Institute (KazInSt), the Kazatomprom Joint Stock Company and the Ulba Metallurgical Plant visited the Turkish metrology institute, Tübitak Ume, in Gebse, Turkey on June 11 to discuss extending their cooperation, reported the Technical Regulation and Metrology Committee’s press service.
The Turkish institute is one of the leading international metrology institutions and offers high-tech metrology infrastructure and implements as well as innovative developments in improving measurement accuracy and sample creation. The institute is also a member of the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) and the Euro-Asian Cooperation of National Metrological Institutions (COOMET) and cooperates with regional organisations including the Mitutoyo America Corporation and the Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC).
Chairman of the Technical Regulation and Metrology Committee Birzhan Kaneshev noted the impressive achievements made by the Turkish metrology institute in the sphere of scientific and applied metrology in his speech and stressed Kazakhstan’s readiness to further bilateral cooperation through the countries’ long-term strategic plan. The suggestion was fully supported by the Turkish side. CEO of Tübitak Ume Mustafa Chetintash discussed the high level of development reached through active participation in joint projects with EURAMET as well as work on European scientific projects on measurement ranges. Chetintash said that Turkey is ready to share the European experience they’ve gained with Kazakhstan.
Future work within the framework of the memorandum of cooperation between the KazInMetr and Tübitak Ume in metrology was discussed during the negotiations. The agreement was signed by the two institutions in Paris, France in October 2009.
Both sides exchanged information on the development of metrology in their countries and discussed specific areas of cooperation and training and internship opportunities.
The important role of regular dialogue in extending Kazakh-Turkish cooperation, providing technical support and helping Kazakhstan’s metrology institutes achieve international recognition was acknowledged. The exchange of experience in applied metrology for business, green economy businesses in particular, was also highlighted.
A road map for cooperation in metrology is to be created based on the results of the negotiations.