World Metrology Day Celebrated in Cuba

Havana, May 20 (Prensa Latina) With the presence of officials from different organizations was celebrated today in the headquarters of the Cuban Ministry of Energy and Mines the national commemoration of the World Metrology Day. In the opening of the event, Viceminister of the portfolio of Science, Technology and Environment, America Santos, congratulated all Cuban metrologists and highlighted the main challenges facing this sector worldwide.

Santos stated that metrology reaches this day in a crucial time, since it is immerse in several projects closely linked to the improvement of the economic and social policy of the revolution.

Meanwhile, the director of Metrology of the National Standarization Office, Fernando Arrusa, reported that the theme this year is ‘Measurements and Global Energy Challenge’, since the world is facing an increasing energy threat due to increased request from emerging nations.

René Fernández, director of Standarization of the National Standarization Office, expressed that metrology is present in almost all spheres of life; therefore, it influences almost all indicators of a country’s development.

The Energy Revolution that for some years the nation has been boosting will not be possible unless is supported by accurate and efficient measurements, said Fernández.

He mentioned some examples of the work carried out by the National Metrology Service in the transfer of fuel, the distribution of electricity and water, sugar and feed industries, among other activities, with the use of 500 thousand measurements per year.

Fernandes also said that the ninth International Symposium on Metrology will be held next June in the Palace of Conventions in Havana, where delegates of Latin America and Europe will participate.

In the event, the outstanding work of workers and institutions in the sector was recognized.

The Corporation of the Civil Aviation of Cuba, the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Ministry of Construction were awarded.

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