Meghalaya Public Health Engineering Department has first state level Laboratory

Shillong, July 30: The Public Health Engineering Department State Laboratory, the first State Level Laboratory under PHED to be NABL accredited in accordance with the standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

The Laboratory  was inaugurated by the  Minister PHED, Shri Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar who was also the Chief Guest of the event, in the presence of the Guest of Honour, Smti. R.V. Suchiang, Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya and other dignitaries, on the 29th of July 2022 at Mawiongrim, Shillong.

The Chief Guest of the occasion, Minister, Public Health Engineering Department, Shri Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar, expressed his appreciation to the Department for having achieved this milestone and highlighted that it would be a step forward towards ensuring quality of water as access to clean drinking water is one of the key determinants of public health.

The Guest of Honour, Smti. R.V. Suchiang, Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya emphasized on the need in bringing about partnership with all stakeholders as addressing water quality issues is a shared responsibility to help bring about improvement in public health and socio-economic well-being of all.

The event was also attended by the Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Shri. D.P. Wahlang, who spoke on the need to prioritize water quality in the implementation of JJM  and also gave a glimpse on the progress of JJM in the State and mentioned that Meghalaya has come a long way in taking the mission forward in terms of providing FHTCs to every rural household in the State.

The other dignitaries who graced the occasion included Shri Syed Md A. Razi, Commissioner and Secretary, PHED who is also the Mission Director of Jal Jeevan Mission.

Meghalaya along with Smti. Ripnar Lyngdoh, Commissioner and Secretary, Personnel and AR Department and others, as well the Chief Engineer of the PHE Department, Shri. C.R. Challam. and the Additional Chief Engineer & State Nodal Officer for Jal Jeevan Mission Meghalaya, Smt. B.M Lyndem and other officials.

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