Seventy Ready-Mix Concrete Plants, Contrary to the Standard Specifications, were shut down by MCI in Riyadh

26 Apr 2016
As Part of MCI Campaign to Ensure the Quality of Production Lines for the Safety of Construction
MCI has shut down seventy plants in violation of the necessary controls and standards for the production of ready-mixed concrete and building materials in Al Nadheem neighborhood, east of Riyadh.

MCI implemented an inspection campaign targeted the construction and building sector, to verify and check the safety of the ready-mix and concrete materials, and to ensure the absence of fraud and deception on consumers, the committee for considering  the industrial violations has taken decisions for closing the plants in violation, and those responsible were summoned for investigation and questioning.
The violations monitored by MCI inspectors included producing ready-mix concrete without obtaining the final industrial licenses, besides non-conformity of some materials used in the production lines with the approved standard specifications, which constitutes a threat to the safety and quality of the infrastructure.
It is worth mentioning that MCI had already announced imposing a fine of SR 500 thousand on a company producing ready-mix concrete and building materials in Riyadh, besides the relevant defamation in the local newspapers, following the supply of ready-mix concrete contrary to the approved standard specifications, which caused the collapse of a citizen building. Consequently, the Ministry had compelled such company to pay the due compensation.
MCI would like to draw the attention of all citizens of the importance of checking and verifying the quality of ready-mix concrete and other building materials to ensure the safety of building under construction, the Ministry calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900, or through the application of a Commercial Notification.

Last Modified 26 Dec 2018