Hetauda, Feb 6: Hetauda Cement Industry has resumed production of cement after a gap of three and a half months. The industry had stopped production due to the lack of coal required for cement production.
Naveen Kumar Karna, Deputy General Manager of the industry, said that it was difficult to purchase coal due to the financial crisis in the industry. The production started after 1,800 metric tons of coal was purchased recently.
The industry requires 100 metric tons of coal every day. Meanwhile, General Manager of the Industry, Basant Raj Pandey, said that the industry will not be closed in the near future as there will be regular supply of coal.
The industry that has the capacity of producing 18,000 sacks of cement per day it can now produce only 10,000 sacks due to the worn-out machines.
The cement industry has been producing cement commercially since 2043. Currently, 150 people are directly employed by the industry.
General Manager Pandey said negotiations are going one with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies to install new equipment and provide subsidy for the purchase of necessary raw materials including coal. #Nepal