Cement shortage?

7 August 2011 08:30 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Gandhya Senanayake

More than one hundred thousand cement bags have been awaiting SLS certification for the last six months without being able to be released into the market, Chairman of the National Cooperative Council of Sri Lanka, Bandu Ranawaka told Daily Mirror online.

He added that “Co-op cement” was distributed to the market by the National Cooperative Council for a concessionary rate and although they had SLS certification for cement imported from one company in Pakistan they were awaiting the certification of another batch of cement bags from another company for almost six months. Mr. Ranawaka noted that there was no cement shortage and that if the available cement was released it will meet the demands of the public.
 
He alleged that some private elements were conspiring with certain pates to create an artificial shortage to bring disrepute to the government. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • GANUNU Sunday, 07 August 2011 08:58 AM

    Since we have a history of sub standard products, gov must approve SLS before release anything, regardless of any shortage. Why dont they get the approval before import things.. because mudalalis know they can get the approval..Corruption everywhere

    musthafa Sunday, 07 August 2011 10:24 AM

    This cement was not produced under any quality process control??? Pakistan has no international standared for cement? SLS take such long time for what reason ? May be some one looking for under table to speed up the certification?
    Some one can approch Saudi cement Industries for import- Quality wise well recommended for construction.

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 07 August 2011 12:30 PM

    This SLS is corrupted organization. Need more quality certification organization in Sri Lanka. Universities can do this job & earn lot for their survival.

    Marcus Sunday, 07 August 2011 01:29 PM

    Don't allow substanderd imports or products even localy manfactured. .


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