Category: Philippines

Metro Manila solid waste management project get Sida support






Sida, the Swedish international development cooperation, has decided to inject SEK 3 million in a project which will enable citizens in Manila’s local communities, barangays, to better deal with the huge amounts of solid waste generated there.      Daily over 6,000 tons, or 10,000 cubic metres, of solid waste are generated in Metro Manila where some…

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:…

Nordic Investment Bank – a credit resource for Scandinavian SME’s in Asia






Have you got a great idea, product or service and the company to deliver it but lack the funds to make it all happen?      Then maybe you should talk to the Nordic Investment Bank, NIB, a low-key institution for Nordic companies doing business in Asia and elsewhere.      And you don’t need to be big to…

More Swedish companies get ADB projects – potential to sign contracts for USD 5 Million during 2003






“Several companies from Sweden are short listed for ADB projects,” says Mr.Lars Andreasson, Minister at the Swedish embassy in Manila and responsible for ADB contacts.      “Just recently Hifab won a USD 800 000 consulting contract in Afghanistan. It is reasonable to believe that the outcome of ADB deals to Swedish businesses 2003 will be considerably…

Hifab gets USD 740,000 contract via ADB in Manila






Hifab from Sweden has signed a contract with Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila to the amount of USD 740,000 for Capacity Building of the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan.      The contract was signed on 11 February 2003 after months of intense competition with many international firms.      “The contract shows that Swedish firms are competitive…

Sweden joins Philippine National CFC Phaseout Plan






On the Philippines’ local front of global war against harmful ozone-depleting substances (ODS), Sweden has joined the World Bank in helping the country implement a landmark chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) phaseout plan.      The Philippines is gearing up to fulfil its commitment to gradually phase out CFC use by 2010, as a signatory to the Montreal Protocol on…

Swedish scam in Manila






A Swedish man has for more than two years swindled relatives of Swedish travelers and residents in the Philippines for amounts up to SEK 10 000 per time.      The imposter calls the victim’s family in Sweden. He introduces himself as an Embassy official or travel agent representative and says the relative in the Philippines has…

NeraTel gets NOK 35 million WorldCommunicator contract in Philippines






Nera Telecommunications Ltd, a Nera ASA’s associated company in Singapore, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, a Memorandum of Agreement and a Frame Supply Contract with Isaiah Verse 65 Foundation, Inc in the Philippines for the supply, delivery and implementation of 1,000 Nera WorldCommunicator with Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS) capabilities, and the Virtual Private…