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Udayapur Cement sees reduced production due to power supply issue

09 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Udayapur Cement Industry Ltd has seen reduced production and sales between August-September as a result of low voltage and abrupt power cuts, according to the company. Sanjay Lal Karna, chief of the production division, said that the state-owned factory has not been able to address market demand due to the power supply issues. "We could produce only 18,000t between 7 August and 5 September which is lower than our capacity of 24,000t," said Mr Karna. The company has also seen a ...

Nepal's cement producers recommend barring FDIs

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s cement producers have recommended barring foreign direct investments (FDI) in the sector during a discussion with Matrika Prasad Yadav, the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, according to The Rising Nepal. "We will have become self-reliant in cement and by the end of 2020, we will have product surplus. Bringing in more FDI in large cement industry will be suicidal for the existing businesses and the newcomers as well," said Dhruba Thapa, president of the CMA. However, ...

Nepal's cement producers call on government to find export markets

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal's cement producers are demanding that the government supports them in attempts to find export markets for cement and clinker as overcapacity in Nepal is expected to rise steeply in the next few years. The country's cement industry has a total of some 40 production facilities with a cumulative cement capacity of 15Mta, while domestic demand is currently below 10Mta. A further 21 plants are reportedly preparing to start up in the next two years, says Online Khabar. By mid-2021 Nepal'...

Nepal’s PAC directs cancellation Huaxin Cement Narayani land lease pact

13 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Nepali parliament has directed Rorang Village Municipality of Dhading to cancel the land lease pact with Huaxin Cement Narayani Pvt Ltd. The PAC cited that the Nepal-China joint venture had not yet conducted the initial environmental examination (IEE) of the plant and had not followed the terms and conditions of the agreement, according to a report in The Himalayan Times. PAC Secretary, Roj Raj Pandey, said the committee has directed the local bod...

CG Cement plans new plant in Sri Lanka

30 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s CG Cement has announced plans to invest US$150m to set up a new plant in Mannar, Sri Lanka. According to Binod Chaudhary, owner of the company, it has already received approval for the project. "I have got the green light from the government and we have already identified several limestone deposits in the province to make cement locally," said Mr Chaudhary. "Currently Sri Lanka imports around US$350m worth of cement and clinker and I want to help stop this Forex drain." CG Cement r...

Nepal: the road to exports

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

While cement demand in Nepal is forecast to show significant expansion in the future, the rapid build-up of production capacity is outstripping future domestic consumption growth. Therefore, Nepali cement producers are expected to increasingly address the challenge of exporting their products further afield. By Dhruba Thapa, Cement Manufacturers’ Association, Nepal. The Nepali government is embarking on a major urbanisation programme as well as road construction and large-scale irr...

Shivam’s grinding goals

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

To ensure the efficient production of cement to international standards and remain one of Nepal’s top cement companies, Shivam Cement decided to upgrade the grinding section of its cement plant in Hetauda. KHD Humboldt Wedag India improved the performance of the existing grinding circuit by adding a roller press as well as static and dynamic separators. By Nawal Kishore Chaudhary, Shivam Cement, Nepal, and Ashok Kumar Dembla, Deepti Varshney, Prakash Pratil, KHD Humboldt Wedag India Pvt Ltd,...

Floods sweep away Huaxin plant under construction

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Floods have swept away the Huaxin Cement Industry plant under construction in Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality-2, Talti, Nepal, on the night of Sunday, 14 July, according to Khabarhub. The cement factory was swept away after the level of water in the river in Talti surged due to incessant rains continuing for three days, said Tulasi Jung Thapa, a spokesperson. No human casualties have been reported so far, but five workers have been trapped due to the floods. The property damaged is ...

Nepal introduces higher cement standard certification

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal's government has extended domestic cement grades to three grades by the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM). Grades 43 and 53 have been added to the 33-grade cement, overturning the previous law that prohibited domestic manufacturers from labelling their cement products higher than grade 33. Nepal's domestic cement producers had been claiming that their cement met international quality standards for grades 43 and 53 and the change in regulations should lessen the dependence...

Hongshi-Shivam Cement tops strength tests in Nepal

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

In just two years of operation Hongshi-Shivam Cement has claimed 60 per cent of the Nawalparasi district market in Nepal. The successful Chinese-owned plant had a total investment of US$350m and produces 6000tpd of cement and has quickly risen in popularity with consumers. The reason for the attractiveness of Hongshi Cement's product is in the brand's cement strength and quality. Tests from multiple Nepali institutes showed that Hongshi-Shivam Cement came out top among cement produced in Ne...