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Huaxin Cement Narayani prepares to begin production

31 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement Narayani is expected to start cement production within two months following the completion of the cement works in the central Dhading district of Nepal, according to Xinhua. The China-Nepal joint venture has a cement capacity of 3000tpd. Construction began in 2019, but the completion of the project was delayed by floods, disputes over land acquisition and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nepal's production utilisation rate is running at half the installed capacity

24 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal is estimated to require 25.88Mta of cement by 2024-25 due to an investment push in mega infrastructure projects, according to a new report by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). However, the current situation is that Nepalese c ement companies output has failed to meet the installed net production capacity. There is a cement demand for 9.05Mt in the domestic market, but the country has imported 1.56Mt to meet cement demand. There are a total of 55 cement industries in the country, which ha...

Udayapur Cement Industry looks to increase production

12 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s state-owned Udayapur Cement Industry has announced plans to increase production capacity to 800tpd from 350tpd, according to the New Business Age. General Manager, Gopi Krishna Neupane, who has been in charge since Tuesday, has stated that the company is preparing strategies to upgrade the 30-year-old factory with new technology and regulate coal and gypsum imports. The hopes are that the changes will return the company to profit. "Even if we produce 800tpd of cement from the st...

Hongshi Shivam Cement expected to receive electricity by summer

23 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Nepal-based cement producer Hongshi Shivam Cement, which has been operating in the last two-and-a-half years using diesel, is scheduled to receive its first electricity supply by next summer, according to New Business Age. The Nepal Electricity Authority said that it plans the start of supply to Hongshi Shivam Cement after mid-April if the works related to installation of the Bardhaghat-Sardi 132 KV Transmission Line Project go ahead without any interruption. The project had earlier pledge...

Samrat Cement to begin clinker production within two months

20 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Samrat Cement is expected to begin producing 4500tpd of clinker within two months, according to the New Business Age. Chairman of Samrat Cement, Mukunda Prasad Timilsina, confirmed that all the necessary infrastructure for the production of clinker has already been prepared. "We have brought modern machineries with German technology and skilled manpower is coming from India for this purpose," said Mr Timilsina. "We are bringing them for some time for the operation of machines." T...

Nepal reports rise in imports due to lockdown

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement and clinker worth NPR957.2m (US$8.15m) have been imported in Nepal after limestone excavation and cement production was stopped due to the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the government. After the production and excavation stopped, cement and clinker were imported from India. According to the Department of Customs, cement and clinker worth NPR513.4m was imported in August. In September, cement and clinker worth NPR443.7m was imported. Despite claims that the country is self-suffici...

Mangala Cement Udyog told to withdraw product from market

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has barred Mangala Cement Udyog from selling certain products after they failed to meet the quality standard. During a market inspection, NBSM found Mangala Cement Udyog's PPC Ohm Mangala cement defective. According to NBSM officials, the collected specimen of cement had a compressive strength of 14MPa for three days and 19MPa for seven days. The NBSM-prescribed standards for the products are 16MPa and 22MPa, respectively. According to the NB...

Hetauda Cement Industries sees losses mount up

25 August 2020, Published under Cement News

A combination of COVID-19, stalled construction activities and falling cement sales have seen Hetauda Cement Industries' losses grow fivefold YoY. The state-owned Nepalese company amounted losses totalling NPR50m (US$417,872) in the last fiscal year ended mid-July. According to the factory, it was able to sell only 1.45m bags of cement and clinker out of the 1.9m bags it produced in the last fiscal year. Sarju Aryal, head of the sales division, said the factory was left with about 400,000...

Nepalese government terminates two cement producer licences

29 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The government of Nepal has terminated the licences of two cement producers for selling cement that did not meet the quality standards set by the government. The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) informed that the production licences of Reliance Supertek Cement, Bara, and International Cement Ltd, Parsa, have been terminated. “These two companies even defied our direction to halt selling their products and were repeatedly found selling substandard products in the market,” info...

Udayapur Cement Industries resumes operations

01 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Udayapur Cement Industries Ltd of Nepal has resumed operation after the company's closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. According to the company's Administration Chief, Ram Bahadur GC, Udayapur Cement, which had been shut following the government-imposed nationwide lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus, has restarted production of clinker from 29 May. "We had to close both production and sale for as long as 68 days due to the pandemic, but as the crisis seems to be easing now, we’...