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PAC sticks to previous OPC cement quality standard

23 December 2019  

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KATHMANDU: The House of Representatives (HoR) Public Accounts Committee has instructed the concerned authorities to maintain the OPC cement quality standard determined in May 1998.

The PAC meeting on Monday said that the new standard set by the Nepal Quality Council would not maintain the quality of cement produced in Nepal.

The old standard required insoluble residue (IR) of two percent and magnesium oxide (MGO) at five percent.

However, the Council had set IR at four percent and MGO at six percent.

The PAC consulted experts and other stakeholders before reaching the conclusion.

PAC Chair Bharat Kumar Shah directed the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supply and officials of the Nepal Bureau of Standard and Metrology to not make any compromises in the quality of cement used for construction of private homes, public and private infrastructure.

Publish Date : 23 December 2019 19:22 PM

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