Nepal: Hongshi-Shivam Cement is building a 36km road between Nawalparasi and Palpa to connect limestone reserves to a plant it is building. The China-Nepal joint venture is building a 6000t/day cement plant in Sardi, Nawalparasil that will be completed in 2017, according to the Kathmandu Post. The company plans to double the plant’s production capacity to 12,000t/day in the next four years. Limestone reserves at Palpa are expected to last 300 years.
Hongshi Cement has invested US$360m in the project which is the largest Chinese investment in the country’s cement industry. Investment Board Nepal (IBN) approved Hongshi's proposal in July 2015.