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ABB Thailand’s head office well settled in Bangkok






Power and automation technologies company ABB Thailand has since December last year relocated its head office from Bangpoo Industrial Estate in Samut Prakarn to SG Tower on Rajdamri Road Bangkok. The company is now well settled in the new location.      The divisions and departments which have been moved to the new SG Tower are Corporate…

Four new board members elected at TNCC’s AGM in Bangkok






Members of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce on April 8 elected four new members of the chamber’s board of governors at this year’s annual general meeting held at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit hotel in Bangkok.      The new members were: Erik Knive (Norconsult Telematics), Jorgen Udvang (Too Small), Kristian Bo (TelecomAsia) and Ellen Hertzberg (Hertzberg Consulting).…

Norwegian population growing






Thai immigrants, among others from Asia and Middle East, play big part in growing population of Norway which increased by 27,900 people last year.      Norway’s total population now stands at 4,552,000, according to fresh numbers released recently by the state Central Bureau of Statistics.      The nearly 30,000 ‘new Norwegians’ represent growth of only about 0.6%.…

Vietnamese the second largest group naturalized in Norway






Previous Vietnamese citizens make the second largest group that has been granted Norwegian citizenship since 1977, according to the latest figures released by Statistics Norway.      Since 1977 – which is the first year that Norway has statistics on naturalizations – and until 2002, a total of 13,009 Vietnamese have been given Norwegian citizenships. The largest…

Scandinavian Church celebrated 10 years in Bangkok






Sunday 23 March, the Scandinavian Church in Bangkok celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a special sermon for the more than 80 participants who joined the event followed by a dinner on the terrace of the Church.      Jubilee Greetings were conveyed by the Swedish Ambassador Jan Nordlander, Mrs. Ingrid Farner on behalf of the Norwegian…

Official advice about South East Asia and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome






Alarm reports are carried in Scandinavian and Asian media about a new type of pneumonia that reputedly broke out in China and have spread worldwide. To get unbiased official information about this disease, we recommend our readers to visit the The World Health Organisation, WHO, website. WHO’s latest statement on 15 March read like this:…

Norway supports Luang Prabang for higher quality teaching






Save the Child Norway has donated over 123,281,000 kip for improving the learning and teaching facilities, as part of the aid group’s support for the attempt of Luang Prabang province to improve the quality of its teachers.      The donation was made for improving the learning and teaching facilities for population study, reproductive study and sexual…

Norwegian trade with Thailand grew in January 2003






Norway’s import from Thailand increased slightly by 4.2% to 89.6 million NOK in January 2003 while export from the Scandinavian country to Thailand during the same month grew significantly by 61.3% to NOK 50.7 million. Unlike with Thailand, Norway’s trade with Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in January 2003 decreased considerably from January last year. Imports…

Oceanor to watch Chao Phraya River






Six land based water quality monitoring stations and one mobile unit will this spring be set up along the banks of the Chao Phraya River by a consortium led by the Norwegian company, Oceanor-Oceanographic Company of Norway ASA.       The project, called Metropole Watch, is the first attempt within the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration area to…