The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has turned on a switching station in Dhading district, which would supply electricity to the Huaxin Cement factory, which is currently under development.
The switching station was charged on Friday, according to the NEA, using electricity from the Marsyangdi-Syuchatar 132 kV transmission line. The cement industry will receive 20 MW of electricity from the NEA.
It will be able to supply power locally through two transmission lines with capabilities of 33 kV and 11 kV once the switching station is charged. The infrastructure can also provide power to new industries in the Galchhi and Naubise districts.
Huaxin Cement is building a production factory in Benighat, Dhading’s Rorang Rural Municipality. The cement factory will be built with a Rs 15 billion investment from the firm, which is jointly sponsored by Nepali and Chinese investors. Huaxin controls 80% of the company, with Vaidya Group owning the other 20%.