“Standards” examines the challenges of the private sector in the legal standardization of gas stations


Officials of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization discussed with a number of senior gas station owners in the Kingdom the most prominent challenges and obstacles facing the private sector in relation to the activities of the legal calibration initiative, during a discussion workshop organized with the participation of His Excellency the Governor of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization, Dr. Saad bin Othman Al-Qasabi. The workshop reviewed the most prominent challenges and problems facing the private sector in the field of gas stations.

The Governor of Saudi Standards stressed the authority’s keenness to consolidate partnership with the private sector, and to work hard to provide a fair investment and commercial environment in the Kingdom, pointing to the authority’s openness to listen to all private sector observations and work to address them in a way that contributes to providing an attractive investment and commercial climate in line with government directions for the kingdom.

The station owners are looking forward to continued coordination, communication and addressing challenges in a way that enhances consumer confidence and protection in the Saudi market. It is noteworthy that the legal calibration program “Taqes” is one of the initiatives of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization within the National Transformation Program 2020, and aims to match legal measurement tools with standard specifications to ensure the validity of sold quantities by conducting technical tests and field verification, for a number of measurement tools such as fuel pumps Water and electricity meters and commercial scales.

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