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Double-digit rise in Nepal cement sales

23 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Nepal-based cement producers have reported a 10-15 per cent YoY increase in 2013 cement sales as the construction of dams, bridges and housing projects boosts demand. According to the Nepal Cement Manufacturers Association, there are around 44 cement facilities, of which around 12 are able to produce clinker. Despite local production being able to satisfy domestic demand, around 15 per cent of cement requirements are imported, according to Tara Pokharel, general secretary of the associa...

CG invests in Nepalese plants

22 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Nepal´s leading business conglomerate Chaudhary Group (CG) is investing NPR10bn (US$101m) on cement plants in Dumkibas of Nawalparasi and Palpa. The CG brand of cement produced at the Dumkibas-based plant has already hit the market. The factory produces 1300tpd. Similarly, CG is also setting up both clinker and cement plants in Palpa with an investment of NPR7.5bn in the Palpa plants.

Chaudhary Group launches production at new Nepal plant

17 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The Chaudhary Group (CG) has started production from a new 1500tpd plant in Nepal. Barun Chaudhary, director of CG, said the new Chinese-built plant can produce 250tpd of OPC and 1350tpd of PPC. The group plans to formally launch CG OPC next week, while CG PPC will follow a month later. “We have identified places between Janakpur in the east to Darchula in the west as our potential market,” Chaudhary told Republica news.  Though CG Cement is procuring clinker from Nepali producer at...

Hetuda factory resumes production, Nepal

21 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Hetuda Cement Factory has resumed clinker production following a three week closure due to a technical issue with its kiln. The cement plant halted production on 28 September 2013, and according to senior technical officer of the factory, Tej Bahadur Godar, told Republica News that output had restarted following the completion of necessary refractory repairs. In the last fiscal year, production had to be halted for two months while the company improved its dust control by installing a re...

Nepal allocates power supply funds to nine plants

28 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Nepal's Ministry of Industry (MoI) has decided to allocate NPR360m (US$3.5m) to provide electricity connections to nine cement factories as part of its infrastructural development programme for manufacturing industries. The cement producers to be awarded the funds include: Shivan Cement, Dang Cement, Laxmi Cement, Rolpa Cement, Ghorahi Cement, United Cement, Maruti Cement, Sarbottam Cement and CG Cement. These nine producers have also received funds to construct access roads, together ...

Nepal: standards bureau cracks down on cement plants

21 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The Nepal Bureau of Standards & Metrology (NBSM) has shut down Butwal Cement Mills and Shubha Shree Jagadamba. The block was introduced after the companies were said to be manufacturing and selling substandard products. The NBSM also barred 16 other cement factories from production and selling of their products for not acquiring Nepal Standard (NS) mark. “We initiated action against these factories after their products failed to meet the standard,” NBSM Director General Ram Aadhar Sah sa...

Nine Nepal brands fail to comply with NBSM standards

26 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Nine cement brands on sale in Nepal have been breaching quality standards set by the Nepal Bureau of Standard and Metrology (NBSM). Random samples tested by an NSBM team (comprising representatives of the Department of Commerce and Supply Management as well as different consumer rights associations) showed some manufacturers were not adhering to required standards despite these brands complying with the standard when applying for Nepal Standard (NS) certification. According to reports by...

Nepal sees double-digit rise in imports

03 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement imports to Nepal have increased by 15.5 per cent in the first 10 months of the year, according to data from the Trade and Export Promotion Centre. During the review period, Nepal imported NPR3.34bn compared to NPR2.89m in the same period of last year, despite seven new cement factories being established. According to Aatma Ram Murarka, former president of the Nepal Cement Manufacturers Association, imports rose due to ongoing development projects with foreign investors. "In the ...

Ghorahi Cement launches Sagarmatha brand, Nepal

21 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Nepal-based cement producer Ghorahi Cement Industry has launched its Sagarmatha brand into the local market with an unveiling ceremony held on Thursday. According to the company, the Sagarmatha OPC, which ranges from 55-60MPa, complies with Nepal Standards NS 49-2041. The company said that it was working for international recognition by obtaining ISO 9001 certification. "By manufacturing high grade cement in the country, we aim to substitute imports from India and China," said Director ...

Nepal: cement makers not getting NS mark ‘will face sales ban’

11 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has warned that it will prohibit cement factories from selling their products if they fail to obtain the Nepal Standard (NS) certification by mid-June. “More than 90% of the cement companies are expected to obtain NS certification by mid-June,” said NBSM Director General Ram Adhar Sah at an interaction here on Sunday. “Those failing to do so will face sales ban.” Sah said upcoming cement factories will also have to acquire the certification to...