organized an online workshop to introduce the procedures for issuing Saudi
standards, and to review proposed standards drafts for approval at the Board of
Directors meeting No. 174, attended by a number of specialists from
governmental, private and academic sectors.
In his opening
speech, Deputy Governor of Standards and Laboratories, Mr. Tamis bin Ali Al
Hammadi, said that this workshop reflects SASO's keenness to embody effective
partnership mechanisms with all parties, and give all stakeholders the
opportunity to express their comments on Saudi standards drafts and discuss
them in a constructive and objective manner to achieve the desired balance that
leads to the representation of those standards for different national needs.
pointed out that the global challenges have produced multiple effects in
various sectors, which requires the relevant national bodies to make more
efforts to move forward in maximizing effective participation among them and
the rest of the components of the national economy development in order to support
economy and national development and to serve citizens and residents in our giving
Noting that SASO
issued more than 30,000 Saudi standards for a large number of products and
services, and so far formed 42 technical teams in various technical sectors
concerned with studying standards and with participation of members representing
multiple sides and various sectors to participate in developing, studying and
updating Saudi standards, as well as studying drafts of international standards.
Al Hammadi noted that the Kingdom is an active member and participant in many
technical committees of international organizations such as International
Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission
(IEC), International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML).
Al Hammadi expressed the aspiration of SASO to
continue cooperation with various partners, confirming its endeavor to be a fruitful
cooperation leading to a qualitative shift in developing Saudi standards,
contributing to advance the economic development in the Kingdom, and enhancing
consumer protection and preserving safety.