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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…

Thoresen breaks into Port Management

Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc in April signed a landmark contract in the development of the Thoresen Group to enter into a 49% joint venture with the Sharjah Port Authority in the United Arab Emirates to manage the three UAE-ports of Port Khalid, Hamrijah and Sharjah Creek. Port Khalid is the largest of the three ports…

Thoresen Group in Thailand : Shipping and all related services

The Thoresen group of companies is one of the largest conglomerates within the Thai shipping sector and the Thai shipping services sector. At the centre of the group is Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc.. This company owns as a holding company both the shipping operations of the group as well as all the shipping related services…

Norwegian Hotel in Cambodia

Six young Norwegians have joined together in establishing a small hotel in Siem Reap close to the famous Angkor Wat in Northwestern Cambodia with a vision to expand – on idealistic principles – in the region. The hotel was recently officially opened with a traditional monk ceremony. It offers initially only 20 rooms, but an…

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…