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Hetauda Cement faces limestone shortage

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Hetauda Cement Factory is facing a shortage of limestone due to local protestors preventing the extraction of the material from its mine in Majuwa, Nepal. The company’s new mining contractor, Om Sai Construction, has not been able to deliver 150,000t of limestone four months after receiving the order, according to The Kathmandu Post. The company requires 1000t of limestone daily in order to operate, without it the factory could soon stop production. "Although the contract process has al...

Hetauda cement completes kiln and cooler maintenance work

18 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The state-owned Hetauda Cement Factory in Nepal resumed operations from Friday after being closed for 36 days for maintenance. A team of 35 technicians from India disassembled the cement plant and repaired the grate cooler and kiln. "We have already given continuity to cement production after completing repair and maintenance works," said Prem Shankar Singh, general manager of Hetauda Cement. "This maintenance will increase the production capacity of the factory. "These components wer...

Nepal: Hetauda Cement sees improved pricing environment

22 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Nepal-based cement producer Hetauda Cement Factory recorded a profit of NPR40m (US$382,292) in the last fiscal year and is now targeting a profit of NPR200m in the current fiscal thanks in part to higher cement prices. The state-owned cement factory was forced to shut down operations for five months in the previous fiscal due to a shortage of coal triggered by the trade embargo. However, optimism prevails for the year in hand due to a hike in cement prices. Although the cost of produci...

Nepal: Minister for Industry praises Hetauda Cement

12 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Minister for Industry, Nabindra Raj Joshi, has praised Hetauda Cement Industry for its role in the nation's future, saying “Hetauda Cement Industry is not just a factory as the nation depends on its future.” Stating that Hetauda Cement Industry was established with state investment, he said the products are expected to be of superior quality in comparison to those of private companies. However, Mr Joshi pointed out that the state-owned company was failing to compete with its priva...

Hetauda Cement hikes prices, Nepal

04 April 2014, Published under Cement News

The board of Hetauda Cement Industries Ltd decided on Tuesday to raise the price of cement due to increased raw material costs. The Nepalese-based cement producer is to increase prices by NPR28.25/bag (US$0.30), the Kathmandu Post reported. Following the revision, the price of a bag of cement will cost NPR684.78 for dealers while development projects it will be NPR696.08. The retail price has been fixed at NPR718/bag but will cost NPR840 in Kathmandu, according to the company. This is t...