Eiken Co. Ltd. is a Japanese private company engaged in improving the quality of concrete. They developed the epoch-making special chemical FPR (Flat Plug Resin), which enables a reduction in the curing period and increases the strength of concrete. Nowadays this product is extensively used in Japan for various infrastructure projects. Furthermore, as a result of repeated research over many years in both Japan and Nepal, they have succeeded in developing non-fired bricks, which make use of FRP. In cooperation with Nepalese partners, Eiken Co. Ltd. have established Super Eco Brick Innovation Pvt. Ltd., and have set up the world’s first non-fired brick factory in Nepal.
Because the bricks do not need to be baked, and the factory can reduce emissions of smoke, dust, CO2, etc., and it is expected to greatly contribute to solving problems such as air pollution, and damage to health, which are inherent in Nepal, along with reducing global warming.
Currently Nepal is in the process of reconstructing houses and schools after the 2015 earthquakes. Because of this, the demand for bricks is ever increasing. The specialized factory that can massively produce 100,000 eco-friendly and resilient non-fired bricks a day enables the coexistence of economics and ecology. I am extremely pleased that Japanese cutting-edge technology can support both the reconstruction works and the environmental preservation of Nepal.
Finally, this is the first instance of a Japanese company building a factory and developing business in this country. So I sincerely hope that this action will be a good model and will activate Japanese companies to set up and carry out business in Nepal.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of Japan