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Arghakhanchi Cement launches new PPC line

11 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal's Arghakhanchi Cement Pvt Ltd has launched a new PPC cement product line for the domestic market. After meeting government criteria, the company received approval for the product from the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology on 7 June. "We have not made any compromises in the quality and weight of the cement. We have started production of the Arghakhanchi PPC cement due to the new technology and the increasing demand of the customers. We have successfully achieved a new milestone i...

Rhiddhisiddhi Cement Industry commences production

10 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production at the plant of Nepal-based Rhiddhisiddhi Cement Industry has started. During the start-up phase, the company willl produce 20,000 bags/day of cement, which will then be ramped up to 60,000t/day. The cement producer was established with NPR10.5bn (US$94m) of domestic capital and operates a cement works at Ratomate, Hetauda, Makwanpur. It employs around 300 people and uses European technology. It uses limestone from deposits in Rarksirang, Kaialsh in Makwanpur, as well as...

Nepali cement producers give mixed reactions to export plans

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Nepal have given mixed reactions to the government’s announcement to make cement on of the country’s main export products. While the cement manufacturers welcome the news, it remains to be seen whether exporting cement will be possible, depending on the implementation of the policy. The main challenge for the producers is the cost of production, according to New Business Age. Dhruva Thapa, president of the country’s cement producers’ association, says that exporting...

Cement producers assess damage after major storm hits Nepal

04 April 2019, Published under Cement News

A number of factories in the Birgunj industrial corridor have reported damages after a major storm hit the districts of Bara and Parsa, Nepal, on Sunday evening. Rungta Group, Kalash Cement and Chachan Group are the companies that faced the worst impact, according to Subodh Gupta, senior vice chair of the Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Trishakti Cement, part of Chachan Group, has reported that around 16,000 bags of produced cement were destroyed at the plant. Meanwhile, Kalash...

Government promises not kept for Hongshi Shivam Cement

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal's Government has come up short in respect to keeping its word on infrastructure and energy promises to the Chinese Hongshi Shivam Cement Co, according to a report in the Nepali Times. The Nepalese government signed a foreign direct investment (FDI) deal with the cement producer in 2017 to help establish its cement plant with a local partner. However, the government failed to build the road to the plant and erect a transmission line. Hongshi Shivam Cement constructed its own dirt tra...

Nepal's operational capacity enough to meet demand for 10 years

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepalese cement manufacturers are reportedly discouraging fresh investment into new domestic production capacity, as supply is now more than adequate to meet demand. "Cement produced by the industries currently in operation is adequate to meet the demand for the next 10 years," said Dhruba Raj Thapa, president of the Cement Manufacturers' Association of Nepal (CMAN), in an interview with Nepal Republica. "If investment continues to pour in this sector, all industries have to lower their c...

IME Group plans new NPR10bn plant in Nepal

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

IME Group, a Nepal-based business conglomerate, has announced plans to invest NPR10bn (US$89.89m) for a cement plant in Chormara, Nawalparasi. "We decided to venture into the cement industry after forecasting the increasing demand for cement in the future," said Chandra Dhakal, chairman. "The demand for cement will exponentially rise in the coming years as the local governments will be focusing on infrastructure development." As such, the company has already acquired around 10.5ha of l...

Shivam Cement names new CEO

12 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Shivam Cement of Nepal has appointed Sajan Devkota as its new chief executive officer. Mr Devkota has an experience of 22 years with different national and multinational companies, including Nestlé India, Nepal Lever, Varun Beverages, Nebico Biscuits and Chaudhary Group. Sajan Devkota has also been associated with Shivam Cements for the past four years. The company said that it believes it will be able to reach greater heights in the cement and clinker industry under Mr Devkota’s leadershi...

Foundation stone laid for second Chinese cement plant in Nepal

06 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement plant, a Chinese-Nepali joint venture, at Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality in Dhading, Nepal laid the foundation stone for its new plant on 1 March 2019. Nepal's Speaker of House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara (1st R), and Vice President of China's Huaxin Cement, Xu Gang (2nd R), attend the foundation stone-laying ceremony. This is the second plant for the Chinese-Nepali joint venture in the domestic cement industry after Hongshi-Shivam Cement, formally began...

LafargeHolcim

04 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Indian subsidiary ACC Ltd reported an 8.5 per cent rise in cement deliveries in 2018 to 28.4Mt and in the fourth quarter the advance was 8.7 per cent to 7.5Mt. Cement capacity increased by 5.9Mta thanks to a new greenfield operation in Madhya Pradesh and a new grinding plant in Uttar Pradesh as well as expansions to the plants in Tikaria and Sindri. Ready-mixed concrete deliveries improved by 16.6 per cent to 3.16Mt in the year, helped by the commissioning of 18 new plants du...