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New Nepal plant to begin production

19 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Annapurna Cements, Nepal’s newest greenfield plant, is scheduled to go into commercial production by June-end, according to local press reports. “We have adopted advanced technologies and modern equipment,” Rajendra Rawat, director of the company told the Kathmandu Post. “We will be importing raw materials from India.” The factory plans to sell its products in Provinces 1, 2 and 3 in the first phase. Following Nepal's earthquake recovery, cement demand has grown to some 5Mta in 2016. The ...

Nepal sees rise in cement imports from India

15 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement imports from India to Nepal have doubled over the first 10 months of the current fiscal, according to a report in the Himalayan Times. The value of imports of cement arriving into Nepal from its neighbouring country reached NPR16.02bn  (US$155.8m) compared to NPR7.99bn in the corresponding period of the last fiscal. Between 10-15 per cent of cement is imported from India and around 30 per cent of production relies upon imported clinker. A blockade by India restricted import...

Nepal plant project faces delays

28 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Construction of the Honshu Shivam Cement Factory, a Nepal-China joint venture, is likely to be delayed as the government has been slow to build a road leading to the limestone quarry, the Kathmandu Post reports. The Honshu Holding Group of China has invested NPR36bn (US$351m) or 70 per cent of the project cost into the venture, while its partners has invested the remainder. “A study has shown that NPR3bn will be required to construct the 40km road. However, the government has allocated...

Nepal Cement Manufacturers Association to review price hike

10 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The Nepal Cement Manufacturers Association has agreed to review the recent hike in domestic cement prices, The Kathmandu Post reports. Earlier last week Industry Minister Nagendra Raj Joshi had requested that cement manufacturers review the recent hike which has seen prices increase by NPR20-25/bag. In a follow-up meeting called by Joshi on Sunday, the manufacturers said they are committed to lowering the price. During the meeting, Dhurba Thapa, President of Nepal Cement Manufacturers ...

Nepal: Arghakhanchi Cement introduces moisture-proof packaging.

06 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The Arghakhanchi Cement company has introduced new moisture-proof packaging for its bagged cement, reports myrepublica.com. “We have introduced this new packaging to ensure the standard weight and to keep the cement safe from moisture. We have successfully achieved a new milestone in our commitment by providing high-quality products to dealers, consumers, and constructors which will strengthen our trust and relationship,” Pashupati Murarka, director of Arghakhachi Cement, said in the stat...

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: slow progress on infrastructure work for cement plants

23 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Government efforts to provide power and transport links to cement plants in Nepal have made disappointingly slow progress in the eight years since the commitment was originally made, Republica reports. The newspaper highlights an official review of the progress of the work that found that just over 60 per cent of access roads had been completed as of last year. In a mid-term review for the current financial year, the Nepalese government said it was taking forward projects to connect 24...

Nepal: new packaging for Jagdamba Cement

22 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Jagdamba Cement announced new packaging for its Jagdamba Ultra Premium OPC Cement. In a statement the company said that its products can now compete with any international product available in Nepal. It has received NS 49, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015/ISO 14001:2015 certifications.

Nepal: six-fold increase in clinker imports

20 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Nepal has been heading towards self-sufficiency in cement, but at the same time, imports of clinker have soared, according to the Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC). The country imported clinker worth NPR8.97bn (US$83.7m) in the first six months of the current fiscal year, reports the TEPC. The figure is an almost six-fold jump from NPR1.52bn in the first half of the previous fiscal year 2015-16. According to the Cement Manufacturers Association Presiden, Dhurba Thapa, the major...

Nepal: cement grading process delayed

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Although the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) says it has penned a quality certification draft, the government is yet to begin the grading process for domestic cement brands. The NBSM has failed to arrange a meeting of its technical committee, which is authorised to give a final shape to the draft. Once the meeting of the technical committee approves the draft, the document will be forwarded to Nepal Standard Council (NSC) for final approval. Bishwo Babu Pudasaini, director ...