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Bishal Cement commences operations, Nepal

30 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Bishal Cement Industries (BCI) has commenced operations, introducing Bishal OPC and Bishal PPC brands to market. The company has a capacity of 300tpd and 400tpd of OPC and PPC, respectively. “We are planning to utilise 70 and 30 per cent of the total capacity to produce Pozzolanic Portland Cement (PPC) and Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC),” Jayendra Chudal, executive director told the Republica. The company aims to target the capital and key cities in the western parts of the country to sell ...

Concerns over Nepal cement factory closure, Nepal

23 July 2012, Published under Cement News

The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has expressed concern over the closure of Arghakhanchi Cement’s mine situated at Narpani, Arghakhanchi district, condemning the violence on the mine staff. According to reports in the Himalayan Times, due to the vested interests of some people, the company has been unable to operate the mine and is bearing huge losses. The mine has been forced to close down for the past eight months. Due to the closure, the company...

Nepal proposes cement tax

28 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Ministry of Energy has proposed that the country’s Finance Ministry include an additional tax of NPR1 on every bag of cement sold on the market which would then be specifically used for rural electrification projects. Speaking to the Himalayan Times, Hariram Koirala, Secretary, Ministry of Energy, said: "We have proposed to the Finance Ministry and are hopeful that this will be included in the coming budget." The energy ministry earlier sent a letter to the Finance Ministry see...

Udayapur Cement Industry halts production, Nepal

27 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Nepal's largest cement factory Udayapur Cement Industry, has stopped production for past three days due to a lack of coal as well as experiencing other difficulties. Nepal News reported that the company has been hampered by a series of problems involving machinery being out of order and shortages of coal or raw materials. Therefore, it has been forced to halt production frequently. Furthermore, an Indian coal dealer that supplies coal to the industry has halted supplies, claimin...

Ghorahi Cement to come on-stream in April, Nepal

03 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The latest addition to the Nepal cement production base, Ghorahi Cement Udhyog in the Dang district, is to start production on the 25 April 2012. According to plant officials, construction is at its final stages, the Katmandu Post reports. In terms of market, supply, K Aru Mugam, manager of the factory said: "Cement will be manufactured as per market demand…In the case of clinker, we have planned to manufacture 1200tpd initially and increase production to 2,000tpd," he said. He added the...

Nepal prices set to rise on higher production costs

02 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Nepal are set to rise by an average NPR30-40/bag as production costs escalate.  The increase is mainly attributed to rising petroleum and clinker costs, Nepal Republic Media reports. "Currently, most companies have not increased the price as the demand of cement is very low but they are all set to increase the price sooner than later," said Dhurba Thapa, Vice-President of Cement Producer's Association (CPA) and proprietor of Tej Cement. Cement consumption, which is aro...

Fuel shortages impacts Nepal production

12 January 2012, Published under Cement News

New additions to the Nepal production base are facing difficulties as a fuel crisis in the country is impacting development work and delaying scheduled launches. Two new facilities, which were planning to launch their products by February, have had to postpone plans due to a prolonged fuel shortage and supply the local market by increasing imports. Bikash Sharma, coordinator of the Ghorahi Cement Factory, told Nepal Republic Media that its factory had been affected since last month: "W...