Dr. Sarwar Jahan  
Dr. Qudrat-I-Khuda Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh.
Phone: Director-58617924, P.A To Director- 58610742, Fax: 88-02-58617924,

Since its establishment in 1955, bearing the name of “East Regional Laboratories” of the PCSIR, it is the prime multidisciplinary research unit of Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) which plays an important role in R&D sector. At present it has eight divisions engaged in research with the aim and objective of developing technology and achieving self-reliance in industrial development. In addition to R&D activities it also renders analytical services to public and private organizations.
A number of very sophisticated laboratories are going to be established under the Annual Development Program of GOB (ADP) intensifying the research capacity to deliver utmost services to the industries. And procurement of many state of the art equipment through these projects will also broaden the field of analytical service rendered by BCSIR.
I would like to express my profound gratitude to the Chairman, BCSIR for his continuous inspiration to bring out this annual report. I also express my heartfelt thanks to the editorial committee, scientists, officers and staffs for their unstinted co-operation.