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High expenses deter industry from investing in Himachal Pradesh

12 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Multiple taxations and high freight charges are some of the reasons that deter the cement industry from investing in Himachal Pradesh, India. State-level taxes include a certain goods carried by road tax levied at INR150/t (US$2/t) of cement up to 250km, and an additional goods tax of INR26/t of limestone and fly ash. The transportation cost in the state is the highest in Asia at INR9.7/km/t of product, according to The Tribune. As a result, no bidders came forward to set up a cement plant...

Oman government plans mineral railway network

20 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The government of Oman is planning a mineral railway network for the transportation of raw material for the domestic cement industry and for export. According to media, Oman Rail, a subsidiary of Asyad Group — the government’s transportation and logistics flagship — has been assigned the task of putting together a public-private partnership (PPP) framework that will arrange the financing, execution, operation and management of this ambitious national economic initiative. The proposed vent...