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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.

Nepal's banks loan US$140.5m to Hongshi Shivam Cement

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Hongshi Shivam Cement of Nepal has been supported by a consortium of five of Nepal's commercial banks who have approved credit of US$140.48m to the 6000tpd Nepal-China joint venture. The joint venture required the loan to conclude financial closure of the new cement plant that begun trial production earlier this year. The banks involved include NMB Bank, Nepal Investment Bank, Prabhu Bank, Everest Bank and Nepal SBI Bank. The project has already received approval to inject foreign direct i...

New dry port to repurpose Himal Cement land

22 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Part of the land formerly occupied by the now closed Himal Cement plant in Nepal has been purchased as part of a new government development to build a dry port in Chobhar. A government agency called the Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board (NITDB) has awarded contracts for the new US$22m development that will be completed by the end of January 2020. The government acquired 53ha of land belonging to the closed Himal Cement and 10ha of unoccupied land for the project. The develop...

Riddhi Siddhi's Nepal plant nears completion

10 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Riddhi Siddhi Cement is planning to start commercial production at one of the country’s largest plants in Makawanpur within two months, as 80 per cent of the construction is now complete. "We are about to complete the construction work," said Rajesh Kharel, director of the company. "We have deployed around 1000 workers round the clock at the factory site to complete the construction on time." However, it will take more time for the facility to produce clinker. "Initially, we wi...


02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has started its EUR100m+ investment in its Martres-Tolosane plant in Haute Garonne,  southern France, with completion envisaged in 2020. This should enable the use of alternative materials in clinker production to be increased from 39 to 80 per cent and the overall capacity of the works to be raised by some 20 per cent. Huaxin Cement, a 41.8 per cent-owned LafargeHolcim associate has formed a 50 per cent-owned associate in Nepal to build a US$140m cement works at Dhading. Hu...

Huaxin Cement Narayani to build US$140m plant

25 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Investment Board (IBN) has signed a project investment agreement with Huaxin Cement Narayani to establish a US$140m cement plant in Nepal. Following the deal signed by IBN’s CEO, Maha Prasad Adkhikari, and Xu Gang, vice-president of Huaxin Cement Co, in the presence of Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli, the joint venture company will build a 3000tpd cement works in Dhading, Nepal. The agreement includes protection for the foreign investor in Nepal and the provision that, despite the c...