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Illegally imported cement seized by Nepal police

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement illegally imported from India into Nepal, has been taken into police possession. During the transportation of the material to the District Police Office (DPO), local authorities were obstructed by protests from traders. Officers fired their weapons into the air to bring the situation under control, according to a report by The Himalayan Times. A total of 33 sacks of cement were seized by the police, claims Ram Kumar Dani, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Rautahat DPO. The tra...

Cement producers change clinker import route

30 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in the Bara-Parsa Industrial Corridor, Nepal, have started importing clinker from Narayanpur railway station in India after residents in Raxaul barred the transport of clinker citing increased pollution and health hazards. Narayani Cement and Shalimar Cement are bringing in clinker from Narayanpur railway station, some 150km from Raxaul. The cement plants said the consignments have already arrived at the station and are being prepared for transport to Birgunj. Since impo...

Dangote Cement

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has been technically disqualified from applying for three limestone mine licences in an open bidding process, according to Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology. The mines in question are located in Dhading, in Nepal’s Central Development Region, and Palpa, in the country’s Western Development Region. The Investment Board Nepal approved the application back in 2013 before passing it to the mining department. However, Dangote’s proposal reportedly lacked essential document...

Power disruption to lead to demise of Araniko Cement

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Araniko Cement Industry has faced disruption of its power supply in the past seven months and the company is now reported to be on the verge of collapse unless urgent action is taken to restore its power supply, reports New Business Age. Torrential rains and floods in August have destroyed power infrastructure in the area of Jitpur, Bara, where the cement plant is located. Nepal Electricity Authority has not been able to supply power to the industry as the local population has obst...

Hetauda Cement faces limestone shortage

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Hetauda Cement Factory is facing a shortage of limestone due to local protestors preventing the extraction of the material from its mine in Majuwa, Nepal. The company’s new mining contractor, Om Sai Construction, has not been able to deliver 150,000t of limestone four months after receiving the order, according to The Kathmandu Post. The company requires 1000t of limestone daily in order to operate, without it the factory could soon stop production. "Although the contract process has al...

Nepal cement manufacturers ordered to decrease prices

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The government of Nepal has directed cement companies to decrease the price of cement within three days, reports myRepública. This follows a price hike of 10-16 per cent in some regions, while factory input cost has only increased 7-9 per cent. "This is the case of the artificial price hike. That is why we have asked cement manufacturers to roll back the price hike decision within three days," said Laxman Shrestha, director, Department of Supply Management and Protection of Consumers Inter...

Cement prices rise in Nepal

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The price of cement in Hetauda, Bhairahawa and Biratnagar has risen by up to NPR160 (US$1.56)/bag, according to The Kathmandu Post. Cement producers claim this to be the result of the higher cost of raw materials such as clinker, gypsum and fly ash. However, some consumers have alleged that the price hike is artificial and cartelisation is to blame. "Manufacturers collude with each other to hike prices while consumers regard recent price increases as a black market. We demand that this pr...

LafargeHolcim

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The 39.9 per cent-owned LafargeHolcim associate Huaxin Cement is investing in a US$140Mta cement works that it is building in Nepal.  Lafarge Malaysia’s turnover came down by some 13 per cent to US$409.5m in the first nine months of 2017, while a net loss of US$33.1m was incurred, compared with a US$10.5m profit for the same period last year. The company lost money in each of the quarters of this year and a return to profit is not expected until the middle of next year. LafargeHolcim A...

Dangote Cement Nepal is denied mining licence

02 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Nepal Pvt Ltd has lost its attempt to win an open bid for a mining licence in Nepal. It has been technically disqualified for the detailed exploration of three limestone mines, after its proposal lacked details about the experienced hands needed for such work.   However, Dangote group General Manager, Hikmat Thapa, said: “We are saddened by news that we are disqualified technically.” The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) had approved the investment in 2013 following an assessment...

Nepal clinker and cement raw materials shortage continues

02 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Imports of clinker to Nepal along the Parsa-Bara corridor from Raxaul, an Indian town located on Nepal-India border, have ceased since 22 December, after locals complained about air pollution and health hazards due to transportation of the crucial raw material used in production of cement. As an alternative, the Birgunj dry port had allowed traders to import clinker and other raw materials used in production of cement, but the government has since prevented this operation after locals of B...