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Finland Presents Its Tsunami Early Warning System to Thai

A consortium of Finnish research institutes and companies presented its study and recommendations on a tsunami and disaster Early Warning System to members of the Thai government, authorities and research institutes in a seminar held in Phuket in early December.                       The essential recommendations include the modernization of the earthquake observation and water level networks,…

Thailand’s Training on Tsunami Warning System

Thailand tested its Tsunami Warning System on Friday 16 December. The training aims to ensure that people are well trained to handle the possible incident.         The test covered 6 provinces in the Southern of Thailand that were hit by the last-year Tsunami. Around 80 local and foreign journalists witnessed the warning and evacuation system.        …

Nokia Wins USD 55 Million Network Expansion Deal in Thailand

Nokia and Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS), one of Thailand’s leading mobile phone service operators, have signed a deal worth over USD 55 million to expand Thailand’s AIS GSM network on 23 November 2005.       The expansion will improve network coverage and capacity and enable AIS to boost service quality and offer innovative multimedia and convergence…

Nordic Bank Continues Lending to Vietnamese Businesses

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) held a seminar on providing credits to Vietnamese businesses in Quy Nhon city in the central Binh Dinh province on 23 November, 2005.         NIB vice president Soren K. Mortensen said in the meeting that the agency had provided US$260 million worth of preferential credits in Vietnam since 2000.         Most of them…

Expensive Scandinavia

Norway is the most expensive country in the world according to a survey brought in the Danish newspaper, Jyllandsposten.         The annual survey done by the analysis company ECA International shows that all four Nordic countries are among the ten most expensive countries in the world. The survey is based on prices for food, liquor, tobacco,…

Nordic Embassies Singapore to Join Nordic Visa Co-operation

The Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore will handle all the Schengen Visa applications on behalf of other Nordic countries due to the coming pilot project during 7 November 2005 – 31 March 2006.         Nordic countries are strengthening their co-operation in Schengen Visa matters. The countries have agreed to run the eight pilot projects where the…

Finns turn down Tsunami memorial

All people injured and relatives of the diseased, who want to take part in the the Boxing Day memorial, can apply the Thai government to have the trip to Thailand and hotel paid. The Thai government hoped that 10,000 people would participate, but just about 400 have applied by filling out application forms on the…

Vikings In Style

The glittering spectacle of Viking helmets and Scandinavian flags greeted the European Young Professionals on Wednesday as they descended on Stable Lodge on Sukhumvit Soi 8 in downtown Bangkok for a night of Scandinavian entertainment, kindly sponsored by Tiger Beer.         Over 250 people arrived at the event to the tunes of Roxette and Abba as…