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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...

Industry body calls for cement sector to be prioritised, Nepal

28 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Cement Manufacturers Association has urged the government to give the cement sector priority due to its huge potential given the country’s infrastructure and housing requirements. The government must promote the cement industry because it has huge potential as the country has been witnessing infrastructure development which needs a huge amount of cement, newly-elected president of the association, Dhurba Raj Thapa, said during the ninth annual general meeting of the association, s...

Nepal Cement factory limestone supplies obstructed

08 April 2013, Published under Cement News

A cement plant in Nepal has been unable to producer clinker for over a year and a half as local residents have prevented it from extracting limestone. Arghakhanchi Cement Industry obtained a 30-year permit from the government to extract 1000tpd of limestone at Narapani, Arghakhanchi, however local residents have said the quarry has caused their water sources to dry up. The plant’s investors say that due to the obstruction, production at the cement factory in Mainaia has stopped as well...

New Nepalese factory begins production

02 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Araniko Cement Industries has started production from its new plant in Jitpur, Bara, Narayani Zone of Nepal, as the cement industry gears up for further infrastructure and housing developments. “We have started production and distribution of Advance brand of cement from our new plant in Jitpur,” Bijaya Kumar Nidhi, general manager of Araniko Cement, told Republica press. “Our old plant at Abukhaireni will also produce Advance brand of cement in the near future.” “We are confident that ...

Udayapur Cement production levels increased

24 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Udayapur Cement, the largest cement producer in Nepal has resumed higher levels of production which had recently been scaled back because of technical difficulties. The company’s cement plant has a capacity of 800tpd but due problems with equipment the plant had only been producing 450tpd. However, general manager of the plant Dr Surendra Prasad, has since told The Himalyan newspaper that the issues have been rectified and production has been increased to 550tpd.