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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...

Huaxin Cement seeks funding for US$140m project

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement Co Ltd is seeking the assistance of international banks to close funding on its US$140m plant in Nepal, after it secured a US$30m loan from the Export-Import Bank of China (EIBC), according to Inside International Industrials. Nanjing Golden Cement Technology Engineering Co has been confirmed as the project design firm. The design of the 3500tpd facility is expected to be completed before March 2019, with the funding also expected before then. The company plans to add one o...

Jagdamba Cement accelerates cement expansion

12 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Nepal's cement industry has stepped up construction of its new production units with Jagdamba Cement planning to build on its current market share as it expands its production capacity. In addition to its existing cement plant in Lumbini corridor, Jagdamba Cement is setting up a further unit in the eastern part of Bhairahawa, representing an investment of NPR3bn (US$42.6m). The new plant will produce 1500tpd of cement, according to the company. Around 400 new jobs will also be created. "I...

Nepal to be self-sufficient in cement production in 2019

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers' Association of Nepal claims that, while the import of clinker has increased due to high production demands, it expects the country to be self-reliant on clinker production from next year. According to Dhurba Thapa, president of Cement Manufacturers' Association Nepal, cement factories in Nepal are now producing 8.5Mta of cement. Currently, there are 53 cement factories operating in the country that annually produce 160m sacks of cement. Mr Thapa also said the two n...

Udayapur Cement back in production

01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Following a month-long renovation and upgrade, Nepal’s government-owned Udayapur Cement has resumed production. The renovation was the first in the plant’s 31-year history and cost NPR90m. "We've resumed our operations and have started to send our cement in the market," Surendra Paudel, the factory's general manager said, adding that they'd need to do maintenance in the next 10 years. "If we had maintained the factory regularly, we'd not have to spend such hefty price," Mr Paudel added. ...

Gebr Pfeiffer awarded Samrat Cement contract

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Grinding specialist Gebr Pfeiffer has received the order for a coal grinding system to be installed at Samrat Cement Co Pvt Ltd’s new plant in the Dang region of southern Nepal. While the new kiln system will be supplied by KHD, the German contractor has ordered a MPS 225 BK coal mill from Gebr Pfeiffer to produce pulverised coal for the coal-fired kiln. The mill with a drive power of 370kW will grind 35tph of coal to a product fineness of 15 per cent R 90µm. At the same time, the coal, wi...

Katari Municipality slaps ban on limestone excavation and transport

16 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Saurya and Cosmos Cement Industries have come under a ban to quarry and transport limestone in the Katari Municipality. K atari Municipality Mayor Gyanendra Shrestha said that his office had prevented the two cement companies from transporting limestone for the time being as they had ignored repeated requests to come under the local level tax net. "Industrialists have not even paid vehicle tax. Tippers belonging to the cement industries have ruined the roads at eight wards as they carry l...

Sagarmatha Cement accused of underpayment

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Sagamartha Cement in Dang, Nepal, has been receiving complaints from workers that reported being paid NPR400/day (US$3.36), instead of the minimum wage of NPR517/day (US$4.34). "Middle persons are exploiting the workers labour with the support of the industry," said Bharat Bhattarai, a worker interviewed by Setopati. Workers have also not received contracts of employment and the 200-strong workforce have warned of strike action if the minimum wage is not guaranteed.