The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology has so far provided Nepal Standard (NS) certification to 369 products manufactured by 250 different industries at home and abroad.
Twenty five goods produced by 71 cement factories, 25 goods from 25 steel bar factories, 23 products from 23 PVC cable, 10 products from 10 LPG, 13 products from 12 PVC pipe factories and 29 goods from 29 HTPD pipes among others were granted the NS mark as those goods met the criteria.
The Department started awarding NS mark to the products manufactured from abroad since last year too. Towards this end, 14 goods manufactured from 9 industries in India and one good manufactured from China has received the NS certification, according to Director General of the Department, Bishwa Babu Pudasaini.
Pudasaini shared that an applicant is entitled to get a recognition of Nepal Standard for any materials, products or services provided that criteria for so were met.
According to him, some industries which products were granted NS mark in the past had not renewed their licenses.
So far, 19 goods from 16 industries have been granted NS mark as of now in the current fiscal year.
Three of the five people, who died after a passenger bus heading towards Kathmandu from Kakarvitta of Jhapa met with an accident and fell into the Trishuli river this morning, have been identified. Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital, police said.