Representatives of the European Union Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina visited yesterday the BiH Institute for Metrology (IMBiH) to verify the equipment provided by the EU. With funds allocated from IPA 2007 and 2008, the EU supports the development of a metrology system in the country. The support of 2 million Euro allows BiH to establish national measurement standards, with assured international traceability. The standards covered include base units such as mass, temperature, length, electric current and time and frequency, and other derived units. These national standards are now the basis for the calibration of measurement instruments for industry, utility providers, consumers, and others in BiH. The equipment provided by the EU has been installed in various locations across the country including Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Bijeljinja, and Kakanj.
Following the visit Johann Hesse, Head of the EU Delegation Operations Section for Economic Development, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, stated „We are pleased to see the professional use of the equipment by the staff of the Metrology Institute. This and other support in the area of quality infrastructure is important for the facilitation of trade between BiH and the EU as well as other countries. We hope that the equipment provided by us will continue to be used and managed well.“