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|El Salvador Presents Standards Program in Conjunction with MOU Signing || |
ASTM President Jim Thomas and CONACYT Executive Director Carlos Roberto Ochoa Córdova sign the memorandum of understanding.
|In September, CONACYT, El Salvadors National Council for Science and Technology, welcomed ASTM President Jim Thomas and Director of External Relations Teresa Cendrowska to San Salvador for a program connected to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two organizations. |
Some 180 representatives of academia, government, consumer groups, and industry attended the program, which was opened by Ing. Miguel E. Lacayo, the El Salvadoran minister of economy; Thomas and Cendrowska followed Lacayo at the podium. CONACYT Executive Director Carlos Roberto Ochoa Córdova concluded the program with a speech that announced the opening of a National Center for Standards Information. The new center will maintain a collection of ASTM, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and other standards, with the goal of improving the El Salvadoran economy, particularly as it pertains to small- and medium-sized enterprises.
|L. to R.: Ochoa Cordova; Thomas; Ing. Miguel E. Lacayo, El Salvador Minister of Economy; Edward P. Heartney, U.S. Embassy Deputy Economic and Commercial Counselor; and Teresa Cendrowska, ASTM Director of External Relations. |
After the presentations, Ochoa Córdova and Thomas signed the memorandum of understanding between ASTM International and CONACYT.
In a private meeting with Minister Lacayo, Thomas, Cendrowska and Ochoa Córdova discussed issues of mutual interest regarding the usefulness of ASTM standards to El Salvadoran government and industry.
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