The national action plan for the Year of Quality 2010 was approved by Council of Ministers' resolution No 124. The action plan includes more than 60 events covering all aspects of the social and economic development of the country.
In 2010 Belarus will introduce new food quality standards that would set out more stringent requirements for the quality of products.
Seminars for the experts of the organizations will focus on the quality management systems in compliance with the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, HACCP, ISO 18001 international standards.
The companies will continue working on developing their technical standardization, assessing the level of compliance with the EU requirements, using best international practices to advance Belarusian products to the foreign markets.
The action plan stipulates the development of the maintenance service for Belarusian high-technology products and their spare parts in Poland. There are plans to set up service centers in Cuba and Venezuela to maintain and upgrade Belarusian-made tractors and mine trucks.
The plan envisages the creation of the information resource which will contain the information about Belarusian products that meet international quality and safety standards. In 2010, the quality of aftersales service of high-technology goods including various vehicles should be improved. Companies will expand the range of goods and services, launch new quality standards.
The Belneftekhim Concern will take the measures to improve the quality of petrol as the catalytic cracking installation at the Mozyr Oil Refinery comes on stream. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food intends to develop and launch the management education quality system at agrarian universities. The main goal of the Ministry of Transport, oblast executive committees and the Minsk City Executive Committee is to renew the fleets of inter-city buses.
The Health Ministry will take the measures to improve the quality of aid for substance abusing teenagers and women. There is a need to set up psychological support offices at large educational establishments with the student and staff population of more than 2,000 people.
The Days of Quality will be held in every town, region and organization. Mass media plan to hold an advertising campaign to popularize efficient quality management methods.
The Economy Ministry of Belarus will coordinate the implementation of the Year of Quality action plan. The plan will be financed from the local and state budget, organizations and other sources.