December 20, 2018 12:52 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The OPC cement manufactured by three cement industries has been found of low quality.
A test conducted recently by Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) under the Ministry of Industry has found more than required amount of magnesium in the cement manufactured by Hongshi Cement Industries (Nawalparasi), Arghakhanchi Cement Industries (Rupandehi) and Jagadamba Cement Industries (Bara).
The cement should contain maximum five percent of magnesium but the cement produced by these industries has more than required quantity of magnesium, said Bishwa Babu Pudasaini, Director General of Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology.
The cement containing more than five percent magnesium is not considered of good quality.
The NBSM has already dispatched a letter to the industries directing them to adjust the amount of magnesium accordingly, warning of cancellation of their licenses if not adjusted immediately.
(We sincerely apologize for our unintended error in yesterday’s news headlined ‘Hongshi, Arghakhanchi, Jagadamba blacklisted for manufacturing sub-standard cement’. The error is regretted- Editor)