Makwanpur, Dec 23
Hetauda cement factory that was closed down for around one month has resumed operations. The factory stopped after its pre filter fan and electric motor broke down, said the factory’s Deputy General Manager Nabin Kumar Karna, adding that it resumed operation from Thursday after a repair.
Established in 2032 BS by the government, the factory started commercial production in 2043 BS.
It has produced 12,000 to 16,000 sacks of cement on a daily basis, and has been supplying the product to various cities of the country including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhairahawa, Dhangadhi, Nepalgunj and Biratnagar, he said.
Local people had complained that the cement dust emanating from the factory had affected their health and normal life. The problem has been resolved now, said the factory’s General Manager Basanta Raj Pandey.