Category: News

NeraTel contracted in Indonesia

Nera Telecommunications Ltd, Singapore (NeraTel) announced on 18 February 2003 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, P.T. Nera Indonesia, has entered into a supplementary agreement amounting to S$13.9 million with P.T. Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel)      Telkomsel holds nationwide cellular licence to provide and operate a GSM mobile telephone network in the Republic of Indonesia.      Under the agreement, P.T.…

Telenor still sees promising future with DTAC

The investment write-down by Norway’s Telenor in Total Access Communications (DTAC) will have no impact on Telenor’s long-term relationship with the Thai cell-phone operator, according to the report published in The Nation on February 19. Telenor said the earlier week that it had written down its investment in DTAC and the latter’s parent firm, United…

Laos to improve SIDA-funded statistical project

Laos’s National Statistical Centre (NSC) is planning to increase its capability in order to improve the quality of data collected on the population’s household expenditure under the project funded by Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).      SIDA has financially supported NSC’s project to collect data on Lao’s household expenditure since the beginning in 1992. The project…

Nordcham introduces new website

The new website of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam as an integrated part of the new ScandAsia.com concept was officially launched on Friday 14 February at a reception and buffet dinner at Le Restaurant D’Arthur on Han Thuyen Street in Hanoi.       More than 60 people participated in the event, including the Ambassadors…

Danish Red Cross strengthens primary health care in Laos

The quality of life of ethnic minority tribes in remote Khoa district, Phongsaly province is being strengthened by the Primary Health Care Program of the Lao Red Cross supported by the Danish Red Cross (LRC-DRC project).      The healthcare program is focusing on the construction of gravity fed water systems and latrines. Education assistance is also…

Swedish inspiration for environmental protection

Laotian Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Bountieng Phisamay recently visted Sweden to study Swedish education and environmental protection. Upon his return, Mr. Bountieng Phisamay urged the development industry not to forsake Laos’ natural heritage.      The minister suggested that government socio-economic development policyneeds to be implemented in such away that the environment is protected. He…

Sweden’s Navy Chief visited Singapore

The Inspector-General of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear-Admiral Jorgen Ericsson, paid in early February a 4-day introductory visit to Singapore.      During his visit, Rear-Admiral Jorgen Ericsson called on Education Minister and Second Defence Minister Rear-Admiral Teo Chee Hean. A statementm issued by the Defence Ministry said that Rear-Admiral Ericsson’s visit underscored the good defence relations…

Fingerprint Cards selects reseller in Singapore

The Swedish biometric company Fingerprint Cards signed a distributor license agreement early February with Autostar Technology Pte in Singapore.      Based on Autostar’s long experience in the biometric industry, the Swedish company plans to market and sell Fingerprint Cardsด technology in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia as well as develop end user solutions and products based on…

New Swedish assistance to Burmese refugees in Thailand

Sweden’s government decided 13 February to commission the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to enter into an agreement with Diakonia, a Swedish development assistance agency, on humanitarian assistance to the Burmese refugees in Thailand.      The two-year assignment will include the supply of food, shelter, medicines and education to the value of SEK 57.1 million.      Burmese…