GNBS sub-office can now verify rice mill scales

first_imgThe Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Tuesday last handed over ten tonnes (10,000 kg) of large-capacity test masses to its sub-office in Anna Regina, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) in order to facilitate the verification of weighbridge scales used by rice millers and other businesses in the region.At the simple ceremony, the test masses were handed over to the sub-office’s inspectors in the presence of representatives from the Rice Producers Association (RPA), the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) and staff members of the Caricom Rice Mill.GNBS Public Relations Officer Lloyd David shakes hands with Region Two GNBS Inspector Dhanpat Ramlakhan in the presence of other representatives during the handing over of the test massesIt was disclosed at the ceremony that the test masses were acquired at the cost of some $13 million.GNBS Inspector in Region Two, Dhanpat Ramlakhan said that the monitoring of rice mills, especially during the harvesting periods, ensures clarity of the weighing process. He added that this process will now be improved with the newly-acquired test masses and the difficulties of transporting masses from Georgetown to the Coast will now be a thing of the past.Meanwhile, Quality Assurance Manager of the Caricom Rice Mills, Shonellie Roberts commended the GNBS for the acquisition of the test masses and stated that the masses will facilitate impromptu and unscheduled checks of weighbridge scales used at her company and other mills on the Essequibo Coast.last_img

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