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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...

Construction to begin on Nepali-Chinese joint venture

01 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement Narayani, a Nepali-Chinese joint venture, is set to begin construction on its facility in Dhading district, Nepal, within the next few days. "The promoters of the company have informed us that they will lay the foundation stone on Friday and start the construction," said Uttam Bhakta Wagle, spokesperson at the Investment Board Nepal (IBN). The company has already acquired a limestone mine from the country's Department of Mines and Geology through a global tender for NPR60...

Udayapur Cement faces power issues

08 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Udayapur Cement Industries Ltd (UCIL) is currently facing a crisis regarding consistent power outages, with as many as six reported in a single day. On 31 January the company reported that it produced 104t of clinker compared to its 800tpd capacity. The power cuts have also resulted in damage to the gears of the cement packing equipment, as a result operations came to a halt for six days between 12-19 January. "On a daily basis, there can be anywhere between one to six power cuts...

Former Himal Cement Factory provides land for dry port

18 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The former Himal Cement Factory, which has been shutdown, is providing land for the developing the dry port in Chovar Kirtipur municipality, Nepal, under guidance of the Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies with the loan assistance from the World Bank. The dry port is being constructed in a piece of 11.77ha land allocated by Himal Cement Factory at an estimated cost of NPR1.48bn (US$13.3m). The government acquired the former la...

Udayapur Cement's general manager moves to oil sector

09 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Surendra Prasad Paudel, resigned his post of general manager of Udayapur Cement on Monday to become the head of the government's Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), the country's sole petroleum supplier. Mr Paudel had become Udayapur Cement's general manager in February 2018 and the state-owned cement factory earned a profit of NPR250m (US$2.2m) in the last fiscal year. Apart from increasing the production volume, he was also credited for clearing almost all of the liabilities that the factory owe...

A batch of Nepalese cement licences are suspended

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has suspended licences to produce cement for several companies in Nepal after they failed to meet manufacturing standards. Among the companies facing action are Dang-based Ghorahi Cement, Mega Cement of Jhapa, Narayani Cement Industry of Bara, International Cement in Birgunj, Gorakhkali Cement Industries of Jhapa, Annapurna Cement in Morang, MJP Cement and Ganapati Cement of Kapilvastu, Hongsi Cement Industry of Nawalparasi, Arghakhanchi Ce...

Protesters close gates to Shalimar Cement

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Local residents staged a sit-in outside Shalimar Cement Industry, claiming environmental pollution caused by the industry at Jitpur-Simara sub-metropolis in Bara of Nepal. Protested were incensed after the authorities ignored frequent request to control pollution caused by the industry. Local protesters closed the main gate of the cement factory in protest. Ward No 3 chair Jagannath Ghimire said locals had staged the sit-in protest to pressure the industry owners after the industry went ba...