ISLAMABD: The International Certification Agency has maintained the certificate of ISO-9001:2015 for National Highway Authority for the year 2020-2021 after its performance came up to the standard required for the award.

The NHA has continuously been receiving the certificate on account of its performance for the last four years.

The NHA was awarded the ISO-9001:2015 Quality Management System Certificate for the first time in 2018.

In order to retain this status, NHA undertook extraordinary steps and succeeded in getting distinction, the authority’s spokesman said.

The ISO cell in NHA was assigned the important task of maintaining this certificate. Accordingly, the cell performed well and worked with devotion and dedication which paved the way to maintain this certificate, the spokesman said.

Further the top NHA management also played a valuable role to achieve the target.

In addition, NHA’s ISO Zonal coordinators put in untiring efforts to this effect. In order to serve the purpose, NHA arranged training workshop on International Quality Management and ensured implementation of SOPs of various sections of the authority.

It is to mention here that the annual surveillance audit of NHA was conducted for three months, from January to March 2021.

The internationally qualified auditors performed the external audit.

The purpose of the audit was to assess the level of quality management system implementation at NHA.

Based on the progress made during the previous year, the auditors recommended the continuation of ISO 9001:2015 certification 2020-2021 for NHA.

Published in Dawn, April 8th, 2021

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