The 16th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures,
the importance of the research carried out and of the services rendered by the BIPM in recent years,
the necessity to widen its activities, to improve continually its methods of work and its equipment as well as the qualifications and competence of its staff, to enable it to maintain its role as the world centre for scientific metrology,
the delays inevitably accumulated over a number of years as a result of difficult economic conditions,
that following the adherence of the People's Republic of China to the Convention du Metre, the annual budget which serves as the base for the calculation of the budget for the years 1981 - 1984 is obtained by multiplying the annual budget of the BIPM for the year 1980 voted by the 15th CGPM, by a factor (100 + x)/100,
where x represents the repartition percentage calculated for the People's Republic of China from the United Nations coefficient in force on the 1st January 1980 on applying the procedure adopted by the 11th CGPM,
that the fixed part of the annual budget of the Bureau International shall be increased in such a way that the sum of the fixed part and the complementary part (defined in Article 6 (1921) of the Rules annexed to the Convention du Metre) for the member States of the Convention du Metre at the time of the 16th CGPM, be obtained for the years 1981, 1982, 1983 et 1984 by multiplying the base budget by 1,12, (1,12)2, (1,12)3 and (1,12)4 respectively.
without any opposing vote the principle of the proposal of the CIPM duly notified in advance to Governments in conformity with Article 6 (1921), paragraph 5 of the Rules annexed to the Convention du Metre of 1875,
that as from January 1st 1981 the maximum and minimum repartition percentages adopted by the 11th CGPM will be multiplied by a factor 100/(100 +
where x represents the repartition percentage calculated for the People's Republic of China, from the United Nations coefficient in force on January 1st 1980, on applying the procedure adopted by the 11th CGPM.