Category: Norway

New Board after AGM in HCMC






The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City elected a new board of directors at its Annual General Meeting in November.      The following members were reelected: Sigmund Stromme, Norway; Arild Haugan, Norway; Anders Moller, Denmark; Peter Svarrer, Denmark; Niels Sundvik, Sweden; Nguyen Thi Mong Ngoc, Sweden.      Elected for the first time to the…

Telenor Mobile signs global MMS deal with Ericssons






Telenor Mobile and Ericsson in December 2002 signed a global framework agreement for Multimedia Messaging Services solutions, the technology that offers enhanced messaging capabilities such as color pictures, photographs, sounds, animations and audio clips. The agreement involves all Telenor Mobile operations in Europe and Asia. Ericsson will provide the MMS platform and related systems as…

Norwegian go go show in Phuket too much






When a Norwegian woman went on stage to give a show together with Thai go go dancers at the Pink Panther bar in Patong’s Soi Seadragon on Phuket it became too much – for a couple of Norwegian tourists! The tourists took pictures of the show and filed a complaint with the police over the “shameful performance”,…

Norway to revive Philippine peace talks






Norway has agreed to try to revive peace talks between the Philippines government and communist rebels. The announcement was made in Oslo in mid-October by Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen after talks with his Philippines counterpart Blas Ople. Mr Ople said he wanted the rebels to renounce political assassinations as a pre-condition for renewed talks…

Norway Funds Vietnam $2 Mln for Fishery Development






Norway has pledged to grant Vietnam 17 million Norwegian crowns, or around $2 million, in non-refundable aid for the second stage of the Study Improvement in the Seafood Research Institute 1 project, which began in 1998. The deal was signed by Deputy Fisheries Minister Nguyen Viet Thang and the Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Per Stavnum…

Philipino nurses popular in Norway






An increasing number of Philopino nurses have over the past few years moved to work in Norway, where the demand for nurses exceed the supply with some 5,500 nurses. Generally, the Philipino nurses are popular because of their dedication, charm and attitude to working long hours when needed. Within January to August of this year…

Norwegian Minister leads Scandinavian Church renovation






The Scandinvian Church on Sukhumvit Soi 33 was during the month of June renovated by a group of volunteers from the congregation under the guidance of the Norwegian Minister Gro Haaversen Barth. Apart from Gro and her husband Magne, the volunteers included Haldor Sandtorv, Anders Fossberg, Bodil and Jan Evensen, Robert Kronberg, Kjersti Mathiesen and the Thai staff…

Norway praised for mine clearing support






Norway was praised for its contribution to clear landmines in Thailand in an editorial carried in Bangkok Post on October 26, 2002. Estimates vary as to the number of Thai civilians who are severely maimed and crippled each year by land mines, but the most conservative figure is 3,500 people. The editorial welcomed a proposal…

Nera sees better 2002 for Singapore






Norwegian telecoms group Nera said in early August that its Singapore unit Nera Telecommunications was expected to have “significantly better” results for 2002 than 2001. Nera said gains from an initial public offering of shares in Nera Singapore’s unit Nera Electronics would give Nera Telecom a net gain of 18 million Singapore dollars ($10.17 million),…

Norway sponsores Child report on Laos






Dr Bengt Ageros, Regional Representative of Save the Children Norway on October 4 signed an agreement with the Lao National Commission for Mothers and Children to provide financial and technical support for preparing the Second National Report on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, CRC. The signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding took place…