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Nepal: Sarbottam Cement released on to the market

14 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Sarbottam Cement Pvt Ltd (Saurabh Group) has launched its OPC and PSC cement in the Nepalese market. Sarbottam Cement, which is an ISO 9001 and 14001 certified company, has production capacity of 40,000 bags per day, the Himalayan Times reports. Sarbottam Cement produces cement in a 1200tpd plant about 50km from Lumbini. The works, which was built by FLSmidth in 2014, includes a vertical roller mill (VRM) which enables the production of cement with a fineness of up to 4500 Blaine. ...

Nepal: higher-grade cements to be certified soon

19 August 2016, Published under Cement News

To date Nepal has been unable to certify cement produced in the country that is higher than grade 33, but as the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) is preparing to certify grades 43 and 53, the country is now about to become self-sufficient in higher-grade cement. This is expected to reduce cement imports and give Nepalese producers the chance to compete for projects that they were prevented from applying to in the past. To enable this use of domestic product, NBSM is going t...

Nepal: Arghakhanchi Cement to expand capacity to 1Mta

15 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Arghakhanchi Cement is to spend NPR4.13bn (US$38.6m) expanding the output of its cement plant from 1200tpd to 3000tpd, giving it a nominal capacity of around 1Mta. The Kathmandu Post reports that the company has also opened a letter of credit to buy a factory based on VRM technology from FLSmidth. Managing director, Rajesh Agrawal, said: “If we don’t increase our capacity and achieve economy of scale, we will vanish once big plants with foreign investment start producing cement. “Large...

Bangladesh seeks duty-free export to Nepal

01 July 2016, Published under Cement News

In an attempt to boost bilateral trade, the Bangladeshi government is discussing the possibility of duty-free export of cement and other commodities with the Nepalese government. In total, Bangladesh has demanded duty-free access of 56 items and commodities to Nepal, including cement, construction materials, plastic goods and certain food items. In return Nepal demanded duty-free import of machine-processed writing paper, according to the Ministry of Commerce. According to official Nep...

Nepal: Hongshi-Shivam plant faces possible delays

24 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Hongshi-Shivam Cement’s plans to build a 2Mta cement plant in Nawalparasi in southern Nepal have run into problems over the amount of land needed for the project, Xinhua reports. Under Nepali law, government ministers must approve land sales above eight hectares, while Hongshi-Shivam has said it requires 40ha to build the plant. A director at Hongshi-Shivam, Satish More, said: "The Land Reform Ministry has sent the proposal of clearing our company to hold more lands to the cabinet. We are...

Nepal: planned entry of foreign cement giants

21 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The proposed entry of foreign cement manufacturers into the Nepalese market has set off an expansion drive amongst domestic producers. Dangote Cement of Nigeria, Reliance Cement of India and Hongshi and Huaxin of China have all been given necessary approvals to begin operations in Nepal. The combined FDI for these companies amounts to US$1.45bn and the total proposed output stands at 22,000tpd. This increase in capacity by foreign companies has created unrest among domestic manufacturers....

Nepal: Arghakhanchi Cement organises construction training

01 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Arghakhanchi Cement has organised training seminars on building materials and earthquake-resilient construction for workers in Kathmandu, Republic reports. The company also provided free health services to participating construction workers.

Nepal's cement producers seek self-sufficiency

31 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Nepal have asked the government to formulate an improved policy so that the country can achieve self-sufficiency and boost exports. They have requested assistance in extracting and transporting raw materials as well as in the uninterrupted supply of power. Rajesh Agrawal, managing director of Arghakhanchi Cement, said they could produce cement in sufficient quantities to meet domestic demand and export to India if they received government support. "There is high dema...

Nepal approves Chinese US$140m cement plant

21 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Nepal has endorsed a foreign direct investment (FDI) proposal by China’s Huaxin Cement Co to establish a cement plant in Nepal. The US$140m cement works project is in partnership with Narayan Cement Co. In July, the country also approved a US$360m FDI proposal by China’s Hongshi Holdings Ltd to build a domestic cement works in partnership with Nepal’s Shivam Cement.

Dangote Cement signs fresh deal with Sinoma

27 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement yesterday signed contracts worth about about US$4.34bn with Chinese firm Sinoma International to build factories across Africa and one in Asia. Cement facilities will be built in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Senegal, Niger, Mali, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana as well as in Nepal. The latest developments will boost capacity to more than 70Mta and Dangote is targeting further gains to about 100Mta of potential output by 2020, Aliko Dangote said in a speech in Lagos.