For the Development of Standard Specifications and Technical Regulations,
SASO Signs Cooperation Agreement with «SABIC»
SASO has signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) at SABIC's technical location in Riyadh Techno Valley, King Saud University, within the context of strengthening areas of cooperation between them, especially in the field of preparing and developing Saudi standards and technical regulations for the (plastics) industry.
SASO was represented by His Excellency Eng. Abdullah bin Awadh Al-Qahtani, Deputy Governor for Standards and Laboratories, while Sabic was represented by His Excellency Eng. Awadh bin Mohammed Al-Maker, Executive Vice President for Technology and Innovation.
The signing of this agreement comes within the framework of SASO'S keenness to integrate with partners in specialized sectors of government, academic and private bodies in order to participate in the preparation and development of Saudi standard specifications and technical regulations.
These participations aim at enabling these bodies to express their opinions on the subject of specifications and discuss them in a constructive, objective manner according to international practices. As a result, they come up with practical technical solutions, through which a balance among the interests of these bodies could be achieved. This balance aims to upgrade the level and quality of products and services to enhance consumer protection, preserve the environment and raise the competitiveness of the national economy in order to serve the public interest in this matter.
Under this agreement, SABIC holds the presidency of the (plastics') technical team that is concerned with preparing, adopting and updating Saudi standard specifications and technical regulations related to the activities that fall within the jurisdiction and scope of its business. The work of the team will be in accordance with the provisions and procedures applied in the "Work Mechanism of Technical Teams' System for the Preparation of Saudi Standard Specifications and Technical Regulations" which is approved by SASO.
Eng. Al-Qahtani expressed SASO's pride about signing this agreement with SABIC. He explained that this move comes as part of a strategic movement launched by SASO to enable a number of government bodies and companies with high percentage of government property to lead a number of technical teams concerned with developing specifications. He pointed out that the agreement would enhance Saudi standard specifications and technical regulations related to plastics and promote cooperation and joint action, God willing. The agreement will last for a period of three years, God willing.