Indonesia provides online technical guidance for verification to Timor-Leste

Indonesia provides online technical guidance for verification to Timor-Leste

Indonesian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Sahat Sitorus

DILI, 14 july 2021 (TATOLI)-The Indonesia through its Embassy in Timor-Leste provides technical guidance (bimtek) for verification of mass standards for 21 human resources online to share Indonesian experiences and expertise in the field of metrology with Timor-Leste.

The training was held at the Indonesian Embassy in Dili in the presence of the Indonesian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Sahat Sitorus; Director of Meteorology, Directorate General of Consumer Protection and Trade Order, Indonesian Ministry of Trade, Rusmin Amin online; AIFAESA Inspector General Ernesto Monteiro; President of IQTL, Alexandre Pires and Presenter, Larisa Deviyani.

Through this, it is hoped that the human resources that have been used will help protect the public interest in terms of measuring and maintaining the quality and safety of national products and imported products entering Timor-Leste.

“Indonesia wants to be a reliable partner, whatever we need, we are ready to support its experts. Training in the field of metrology to Timor-Leste has been started since 2017, and for the day of reopening 21 participants,” Ambassador Sahat explained in his remarks at the training event that Journalist of TATOLI New Agency accessed on wednesday.

It was stated that the Technical Guidance for Verification of Mass Standards was attended by 21 participants consisting of: 10 participants from AIFAESA; 11 Participants from Timor-Leste’s National Quality Control Institute (IQTL), Timor-Leste Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry.

At the same place, the President of IQTL expressed his gratitude to the Indonesian Embassy for continuing to help provide guidance and training to develop human resource knowledge.

“This training is the second stage of training, I urge all participants to adhere to the principle of learning to help the development of the country,” said Pires.

Some of the metrology that has been carried out include training; Meteorological Functional Education and Training (2017), Food Inspector Training in (2018); Guidance on Goods in Wrapped Condition in (2019); Technical Guidance for Supervision of Fuel Measuring Pumps and Non Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI) in 2019; Technical Guidance for Installation/Laboratory Management on april 19, 2021; Guidance on Legal Metrology Law Enforcement on June 2, 2021.

In 2020, technical guidance activities cannot be carried out due to the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, in the development of the program in 2021, 3 (three) series of metrology guidance and technology activities can be carried out in a virtual/hybrid manner properly and smoothly. The Technical Guidance for Verification of Mass Quantity Standards is the last of the 3 series of Bimtek for Metrology in 2021.

The number of capacity building cooperation programs between Indonesia and Timor-Leste from 2009-2021 opened 233 programs involving 3.400 participants.

Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editor: Rafy Belo


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