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Nepal exports 153,493t of cement to India in 7MFY22-23

13 March 2023, Published under Cement News

In the 7MFY22-23 Nepal exported cement and clinker worth NPR167.03m (US$1.273m), reports Khabarhub. According to Nepal’s Department of Customs, over the seven-month period, 153,493t of cement were exported, with a value of NPR60.66m. Clinker exports came in at 151,158t, worth NPR106.38m.  According to the government, two Nepali cement companies have been exporting product to India. These include Palpa Cement , which has been exporting cement under the ‘Tansen’ brand since July 2022, an...

Nepal cement production falls 70%

30 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s cement industry has cut production by up to 70 per cent due to a lack of demand, reports My Republica. According to the Nepal Cement Manufacturers Association, unless the situation changes, more than a dozen industries will be forced to shut down this year. Reduced capital expenditure and a lack of construction materials have caused many development projects to grind to a halt, resulting in a significant decline in demand for cement. The situation has been exacerbated by the closur...

Hetauda Cement Factory reopens

28 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Hetauda Cement Factory has reopened after closing for around one month due to the breakdown of its pre-filter fan and electric motor. The plant produces 12,000-16,000 bags of cement each day, supplying Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhairahawa, Dhangadhi, Nepalgunj and Biratnagar. Local residents had reportedly complained about cement dust affecting their health, according to Khabarhub. The problem has now been resolved, said Basanta Raj Pandey, general manager of the plant. 

Nepali cement producers raise prices

17 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Nepali cement manufacturers have increased the price of their products by NPR50/bag (US$0.39/bag), due to soaring raw materials prices. Cement manufacturers said demand at present has fallen by a notable quantity due to slow development work and low capital expenditure of the government. Increasing prices of coal and petroleum products, higher transport costs and the hike in bank interest rates have also raised production costs.  Despite raising the price by a notable amount, cement ma...

Nepal makes export debut to India

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Nepal has exported cement to India for the first time. According to Palpa Cement Industries Ltd, the company shipped 3000 sacks of its Tansen brand to India on 9 July 2022 and will be exporting there on a daily basis as per demand going forward. Although Nepali cement products face stiff price competition in India, demand for PPC cement is high in the Indian market, compared to OPC cement. Palpa Cement believes cement exports could reduce Nepal's trade deficit with India by 15 per cent, r...

Private sector supports corruption case against Nepalese cement sector

02 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Three umbrella organisations representing the private sector have protested against the corruption case filed by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) against the cement industry . They have complained that CIAA’s move discouraged the entire private sector. The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Nepalese Industries and Nepal Chamber of Commerce  issued a joint statement Monday defending the industrialists and cement comp...

Huaxin Cement to begin plant operations within three weeks

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement is now expected to start production at its new 3000tpd plant in Nepal within the next three weeks, with the necessary preparations being made. "We are in the process of finalising the test production. Necessary equipment has been connected, and only some basic works remain. They will be completed in a few days,” said Dilliraj Pokharel, deputy general manager of Huaxin Cement Industry. Electricity has reportedly been made available to the facility since Monday.

Udayapur Cement plans modernisation project

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s state-owned Udayapur Cement Industry is set to undergo a NPR500m (US$4.19m) modernisation plan, which will see it replace old equipment to keep up pace with the market’s newer entrants. The plan will upgrade capacity to 1100tpd of cement from the current 800tpd. "The work of installing modern machines has started," said Gopi Krishna Neupane, general manager of Udayapur Cement. "We are still operating age-old machines. As a result, the cement production plant is not able to produce...

Hongshi Shivam Cement looks to double capacity

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Hongshi Shivam Cement has announced an additional NPR20bn (US$167.34m) investment to increase production capacity, according to the New Business Age. The company currently has 6000tpd of capacity and is looking to produce an additional 6000tpd. The joint venture will see its Chinese investor contribute 70 per cent of the investment while the Nepali partner will supply the remainder. In addition, as of 13 November, the plant has been linked to the Nepal Electricity Authority for a...

Power supply switching station ready for Huaxin Cement

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has commissioned the switching station in Dhading district that will be supplying electricity to the Huaxin Cement plant that is under construction. According to the NEA, the switching station was charged on Friday by using the electricity supply from Marsyangdi-Syuchatar 132kV transmission line. The NEA will be supplying 20MW of electricity to the cement factory. As a result, NEA  will be able to supply electricity locally through two transmission lines w...