RSE "Kazakhstan Institute of Metrology" was created by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 1342 dated 1 November 1996 On establishment of the Republican State Enterprise "Kazakhstan Institute of Metrology".
Creation of the National Institute of Metrology was the result of many a day activities. The creation of the institute was ideated by the leaders of the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Certification, who sincerely loved their work and who dedicated their lives to the cause of standardization and metrology - Maralbek Umurzakovich Basarov, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Certification; Marat Abdisalievich Rysbekov, Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Certification and Zatbek Balgabekovich Abdirasilov the first director of “KazInMetr”, who worked at ground zero of the institute creation and chaired the works on its creation and organization of its activities.
The main goals were: gaining the international confidence in the accuracy and reliability of measurements made in Kazakhstan, creating a strong regulatory framework harmonized with the international requirements, performing high-precision measurements for industries of the economy, conducting research scientific work, creating regional centers for metrological servicing of enterprises.
We had to work every day to achieve set goals, to implement assigned tasks - to overcome misunderstanding, bureaucratic obstacles, to prove the necessity and expediency of the works performed, to defend our positions. We can proudly say that the Kazakhstani reference base has been created, which consists of 101 units of standards and standard equipment, including: 52 units - state standards and 49 units - state working standards.