Monday, 28 July 2008

Most chemist laboratories in need of major repairs, says government

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Grace Chilongola, PST Mwanza

Only three out of 20 chemist labs in the country have been maintained to required international standards while the rest need extensive rehabilitation.

The director of Finance and Planning in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing, Januarus Mrema, told journalists in Mwanza last week that two of the up to standard labs are owned by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS).

Mrema said the government, in collaboration with the Danish International Aid Agency (DANIDA) , is working out strategies to carry out major repairs to 18 labs so that they attain the required standards.

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