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Stockholm School of Economics launches Executive Development Courseshop

This September does the Stockholm School of Economics launch its Executive Development Program in Southeast Asia. The first courseshop, as it is called, will take place in Bangkok September 18-20.      The program is directed to top management in international firms, and overviews what is currently known about doing business in an international setting. Why do…

Handover at Nordic Liaison Office Bangkok

After four years as liaison officer at the Nordic Liaison office in Bangkok it is now time for Stefan Erlandsson and his wife Carin and their two daughters to return to Sweden.      At a farewell party in Bangkok Wednesday evening 11 June, fellow Thai police officers, foreign liaison officers from other countries here and friends…

Infectious diseases experts from Thailand visited Karolinska Institutet

Nine high-ranking Thais from the Department of Medical Sciences have just returned to Bangkok after a journey to Sweden first week of June.      On the agenda were seminars, mostly about infectious diseases, at Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge University Hospital and the Nobel Forum as well as courtesy visits to state secretary Mikael Sjoberg and Sida. Discussions…

Jakarta and Singapore ports of call for newly launched East Indiaman Gotheborg

Exactly at 11.06 on Sweden’s national day 6 June was the magnificent sailing ship East Indiaman Gotheborgh launched in Gothenburg’s harbour, in the presence of the Swedish King and Queen, Prince Carl Philip and hundreds of visitors.      “I will continue to follow Gotheborgh after having had the honour launch her in Gothenburg today,” said HM…

Lao radio stations receive SIDA’s assistance

The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) on May 16 provided technical assistance to radio stations of Savannakhet and Luang Prabang provinces as part of the local radio station improvement project.      The aid items consist of radio broadcasting equipment that will help the local radio stations reach wider areas so that people living in the remote…

Sweden helps computerize Laos’ taxation system

Laos’ Tax Department on May 27 received 214 computer sets from the National Tax Board of Sweden to computerize tax administration in the country.      The hand-over ceremony took place at Laos Tax Department, Ministry of Finance. The exchange was made between Mr. Vanechay Khenvongdala, Director General of the Tax Department, and Mr. Henrik Konkel, Tax…

Laos’ educational improvement phase 2 launched with Swedish support

The Swedish government has taken part in supporting Laos’ Ministry of Education with a donation of USD 12 million in the latter’s second phase of educational improvement project.      The second phase of the ministry’s project was launched in nine target provinces for the period from May 5, 2003 to December 31, 2007 with the aims…