The importance of the work of Bulgarian metrologists is even more visible now that the state is pursuing a firm policy to control prices through better information and stricter control. This was said by Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Yanko Topalov at the opening of the conference ‘Measurements in support of the global food system’. It is organized on the occasion of the World Metrology Day by the Bulgarian Institute of Metrology, the State Agency for Metrological and Technical Supervision and the Union of Metrologists in Bulgaria.
This year, the Day is being celebrated globally under the theme ‘Measurement for a Global Food System’. ‘Ensuring safe and affordable food is a task for all governments around the world. This is what everyone is striving for — from farmers and food producers who trade products through distributors and retailers, to consumers at international, national and local levels,’ Deputy Minister Topalov pointed out and stressed that climate change poses even greater challenges to the global food system. ‘At every stage of these processes, however, the work of experts like you is key. Because you provide reliable measurements of the quantity and quality of all food products,’ the Deputy Minister of Economy addressed the participants in the conference.
He assured the organizers, participants and guests of the event that as before, the Ministry of Economy and Industry will be an active partner and will always have the institutional support in addressing the existing challenges.
The event was attended by Evgeni Simeonov, Chairman of the State Agency for Metrological and Technical Supervision, Georgi Milushev, Chairman of the Union of Metrologists in Bulgaria, Zlatko Halvadzhiev, Secretary General of the Bulgarian Institute of Metrology and others.
World Metrology Day, 20 May, marks the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This treaty formed the basis of the international measurement system, which in turn underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial production and international trade, as well as improving the quality of life and protecting the global environment.