100,000 bags of cement to arrive from Pakistan on Monday
August 4, 2011 04:49 pm
The first stock of 100,000 imported cement bags from Pakistan will reach Sri Lanka by Monday (August 8), Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade, Johnston Fernando stated.
Each bag will weigh 50Kg while the Minister stated that steps are being taken to import more cement and other building materials in order to ensure that no shortage of cement occurs in the domestic market.
He also demanded that all businessmen immediately release whatever stocks of cement they have hidden away into the market while promising the public that all measures have been taken to protect the consumers’ needs during the present current cement shortage.