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Efforts on to Standardise Steel Quality in Pakistan

Steel News - Published on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

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Dawn reported that as the demand for steel bars grows in the wake of increase in infrastructure products and construction of high-rise housing projects, the government has decided to implement standards in the sector. The Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority has called a meeting of all stakeholders and experts after Eid holidays to establish steel standards and its implementation across the country. The initial paper prepared by PSQCA shows that only 10-15% steel mills out of around 800 in the country were following the quality standards in producing steel bars used for the construction sector.

Senator Ahmed Khan, chairman Senate Standing Committee on Industries and Production said that “The business of steel bars is growing but the challenge faced by construction sector is ensuring quality and this becomes serious especially while executing the government sector infrastructure project such as bridges.” He added that the quality of raw material was one of the key impediments in construction of high rise buildings in the country. He stressed that “We have serious housing and office space shortage, the construction industry is vibrant but ensuring quality standards of certain raw material including steel is essential.”

The PSQCA has formed a committee in this regard to revise steel bar standards for ensuring its quality. It will also suggest the enforcement procedure to this end.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Fri, 16 Aug 2019
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