Category: Indonesia

SIDA approved 2nd phase of air transport modernization plan in Indonesia






The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has approved the second phase of ‘Study on Integrated Modernization Plan for Air Transport in Eastern Indonesia’.      The project will improve the security within the aviation sector, and thereby enable Eastern Indonesia to accommodate a larger amount of air-traffic. The distances within the country will be shortened, and…

Denmark provides second technical assistance fund






Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific, will administer a new DKK20 million (US$3.2 million) cooperation fund financed by the government of Denmark.      The second Danish cooperation fund for technical assistance will provide grants for ADB activities such as project preparation, training and advisory…

Harald Sandberg leaves Jakarta for Seoul






Sweden’s ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Harald Sandberg, has been appointed Swedish ambassador in Seoul, South Korea. The announcement was made yesterday 26 June by Sweden’s government.      It is still unclear whether the move is linked to the strained relations between Indonesia and Sweden. Several leaders of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) lives in the Stockholm…

Aker Kvaerner wins USD30-million contract in Indonesia






Norwegian global provider of engineering and construction services, Aker Kvaerner, recently through its Canada-based subsidiary Chemetics entered into two new contracts for equipment supply and engineering services for two integrated chlorine dioxide plants in Indonesia, worth a combined total of USD 30 million.      Chemetics is a technology based engineering design company, and is part of…

Jakarta and Singapore ports of call for newly launched East Indiaman Gotheborg






Exactly at 11.06 on Sweden’s national day 6 June was the magnificent sailing ship East Indiaman Gotheborgh launched in Gothenburg’s harbour, in the presence of the Swedish King and Queen, Prince Carl Philip and hundreds of visitors.      “I will continue to follow Gotheborgh after having had the honour launch her in Gothenburg today,” said HM…

NORAD to give AIT 15 million NOK for human resources development






The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) will provide NOK 15 million to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok as its assistance in human resources development for the period of 2003-2005.      The agreement was signed at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok on May 14 by Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Mrs. Ragne…

Singapore removed from WHO’s list of SARS-hit areas






The World Health Organization (WHO) has already removed Singapore from the list of areas with recent local transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and no longer recommends exit screening of international travellers departing from the country.      WHO announced the good news a day ahead of the effective date May 31, which is 20 days…