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Prince Joachim opens Hempel plant in Malaysia






His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark on Tuesday 18 February opened a new manufacturing plant in Johore, Malaysia, of The Hempel Group, a Denmark-based leading global independent producer of protective coatings for marine and industrial applications.      “We are honoured to have His Royal Highness, Prince Joachim of Denmark officiate our opening ceremony,” Mr Ditlev Engel,…

Princess Alexandra visited Thailand






ncess Alexandra – married to Prince Joachim of Denmark – in February visited Thailand on her first overseas assignment as protector of Unicef Danmark.      The purpose of the trip was to produce a documentary for DRTV – the Danish Television Broadcasting Corporation. The program will be aired during the Easter holiday and will feature some…

Danish businessman co-launched IPR network in Thailand






The fight against some Thai companies’ blatant disrespect for foreign companies’ intellectual property rights changed gear on 27 February 2003 when Danish businessman Tom Sorensen and EU ambassador Klauspeter Schmallenbach launched a joint public/private body to improve the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Thailand.       Previously, private companies have mainly been on their…

Danida sponsors port waste management workshop in Malaysia






Danish International Development Agency (Danida) in February sponsored a regional workshop on Port Waste Management Plan held at Concorde Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, attended by delegates from 10 member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).       The workshop was aimed at encouraging discussions among ASEAN countries that would help promote regional…

Nordic Investment Bank – a credit resource for Scandinavian SME’s in Asia






Have you got a great idea, product or service and the company to deliver it but lack the funds to make it all happen?      Then maybe you should talk to the Nordic Investment Bank, NIB, a low-key institution for Nordic companies doing business in Asia and elsewhere.      And you don’t need to be big to…

Nordcham introduces new website






The new website of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam as an integrated part of the new ScandAsia.com concept was officially launched on Friday 14 February at a reception and buffet dinner at Le Restaurant D’Arthur on Han Thuyen Street in Hanoi.       More than 60 people participated in the event, including the Ambassadors…

Danish Red Cross strengthens primary health care in Laos






The quality of life of ethnic minority tribes in remote Khoa district, Phongsaly province is being strengthened by the Primary Health Care Program of the Lao Red Cross supported by the Danish Red Cross (LRC-DRC project).      The healthcare program is focusing on the construction of gravity fed water systems and latrines. Education assistance is also…