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Nepali cement producers raise prices

17 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Nepali cement manufacturers have increased the price of their products by NPR50/bag (US$0.39/bag), due to soaring raw materials prices. Cement manufacturers said demand at present has fallen by a notable quantity due to slow development work and low capital expenditure of the government. Increasing prices of coal and petroleum products, higher transport costs and the hike in bank interest rates have also raised production costs.  Despite raising the price by a notable amount, cement ma...

Nepal makes export debut to India

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Nepal has exported cement to India for the first time. According to Palpa Cement Industries Ltd, the company shipped 3000 sacks of its Tansen brand to India on 9 July 2022 and will be exporting there on a daily basis as per demand going forward. Although Nepali cement products face stiff price competition in India, demand for PPC cement is high in the Indian market, compared to OPC cement. Palpa Cement believes cement exports could reduce Nepal's trade deficit with India by 15 per cent, r...

Private sector supports corruption case against Nepalese cement sector

02 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Three umbrella organisations representing the private sector have protested against the corruption case filed by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) against the cement industry . They have complained that CIAA’s move discouraged the entire private sector. The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Nepalese Industries and Nepal Chamber of Commerce  issued a joint statement Monday defending the industrialists and cement comp...

Huaxin Cement to begin plant operations within three weeks

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement is now expected to start production at its new 3000tpd plant in Nepal within the next three weeks, with the necessary preparations being made. "We are in the process of finalising the test production. Necessary equipment has been connected, and only some basic works remain. They will be completed in a few days,” said Dilliraj Pokharel, deputy general manager of Huaxin Cement Industry. Electricity has reportedly been made available to the facility since Monday.

Udayapur Cement plans modernisation project

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s state-owned Udayapur Cement Industry is set to undergo a NPR500m (US$4.19m) modernisation plan, which will see it replace old equipment to keep up pace with the market’s newer entrants. The plan will upgrade capacity to 1100tpd of cement from the current 800tpd. "The work of installing modern machines has started," said Gopi Krishna Neupane, general manager of Udayapur Cement. "We are still operating age-old machines. As a result, the cement production plant is not able to produce...

Hongshi Shivam Cement looks to double capacity

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Hongshi Shivam Cement has announced an additional NPR20bn (US$167.34m) investment to increase production capacity, according to the New Business Age. The company currently has 6000tpd of capacity and is looking to produce an additional 6000tpd. The joint venture will see its Chinese investor contribute 70 per cent of the investment while the Nepali partner will supply the remainder. In addition, as of 13 November, the plant has been linked to the Nepal Electricity Authority for a...

Power supply switching station ready for Huaxin Cement

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has commissioned the switching station in Dhading district that will be supplying electricity to the Huaxin Cement plant that is under construction. According to the NEA, the switching station was charged on Friday by using the electricity supply from Marsyangdi-Syuchatar 132kV transmission line. The NEA will be supplying 20MW of electricity to the cement factory. As a result, NEA  will be able to supply electricity locally through two transmission lines w...

Huaxin Cement Narayani prepares to begin production

31 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement Narayani is expected to start cement production within two months following the completion of the cement works in the central Dhading district of Nepal, according to Xinhua. The China-Nepal joint venture has a cement capacity of 3000tpd. Construction began in 2019, but the completion of the project was delayed by floods, disputes over land acquisition and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nepal's production utilisation rate is running at half the installed capacity

24 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal is estimated to require 25.88Mta of cement by 2024-25 due to an investment push in mega infrastructure projects, according to a new report by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). However, the current situation is that Nepalese c ement companies output has failed to meet the installed net production capacity. There is a cement demand for 9.05Mt in the domestic market, but the country has imported 1.56Mt to meet cement demand. There are a total of 55 cement industries in the country, which ha...

Udayapur Cement Industry looks to increase production

12 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s state-owned Udayapur Cement Industry has announced plans to increase production capacity to 800tpd from 350tpd, according to the New Business Age. General Manager, Gopi Krishna Neupane, who has been in charge since Tuesday, has stated that the company is preparing strategies to upgrade the 30-year-old factory with new technology and regulate coal and gypsum imports. The hopes are that the changes will return the company to profit. "Even if we produce 800tpd of cement from the st...