October 1, 2018 – Pathumwan Princess Hotel, Thailand.

National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC NSTDA), in collaboration with ASEAN Secretariats, hosted the ASEAN PT Training Workshop on ISO/IEC 17043:2010 (E). The event was supported by Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), and presided over by Mrs. Suwipa Wannasatop, Assistant Director of the National Science and Technology Development Agency. During the workshop, Dr. Faridah Hanim Ab Hanan, the Chair of Rubber based product working group (RBPWG) and this project’s leader gave an overview of the project to all delegates.

This international seminar was implemented by MTEC and participated by representatives from ASEAN member countries. The workshop was lectured by Mr. Leslie Coveney, an international expert on the standards, and the Director of Savant Technologies. The company provides its expertise through consultancy and training services related to management system standards to various organizations from all over the world. The purpose of this workshop is to increase the accumulated knowledges on the requirements of ISO/IEC 17043:2010 (E) for ASEAN representatives in order to propel their country’s development.

The last day of the conference encompassed the visit to Department of Science Service (DSS). DSS provides testing service and certifies the quality of products through the one-stop MSTQ systems, namely measurements, standards, testing, and quality. The missions also includes research and development to enhance the value of innovative products for entrepreneurs in response to manufacturing and industrial targets. The delegates was welcomed and guided by Dr.Pochaman Tagheen, Acting Director of Division of Laboratory Competency and Product Certification.

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