On the occasion of the World Accreditation Day, Bureau of Accreditation celebrated with a symposium with the theme “Supporting the work of Regulators”. The purpose of this workshop was to focus on how accreditation is used to support the work of Regulators, and also provide the reference information regarding to the management activities of the Ministries and Regulators in Vietnam. This is an opportunity to promote and enhance the accreditation activities in Vietnam.
The symposium was held in Hanoi and attracted 150 participants from the Ministries, Regulators (the representative of Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.), Regulators at the Central and provincial level, and Representatives from CABs. The Deputy Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) - Dr Nguyen Quan also attended the meeting and presented a speech on behalf of MOST.
The participants were informed about the theme of the World Accreditation Day. The theme for this year focussed on how accreditation is used to support the work of Regulators. Nationally, there is greater recognition of accreditation, in particular from Regulators, who are adopting accreditation as a mechanism to deliver a multi-discipline solution that can support or act as an alternative to Legislation.
Keynote speakers of relevant Ministries and Regulators also presented speeches on the use of accreditation to support the work of Regulators in the field of aquatic product inspection, medical, calibration and a number of contemporary accreditation legislations on the structure and activities of accreditation bodies in Vietnam.
The symposium has successfully ended and provided an excellent opportunity for the Vietnam Regulators to use more accreditation results as well as bringing mutual benefits to businesses and community.