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Thailand voted dream destination again

Once again do Swedish travelers vote Thailand as their number one dream destination for a holiday outside Sweden.      Etour who asked 4000 Swedish men and women conducted the study, released last week, where they would like to spend their foreign holiday.      Thailand came on top followed by USA and Australia on second and third spot.…

Laos to receive SIDA’s grant for road repair

Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) will support the reconstruction of Laos’ National Road No. 8 with a grant of SEK 15 million, according to Mr. Songsinh Chaleunsouk, head of National Road No. 8 Project.      This road, which stretches from the west to east of Laos and linking Laos and Vietnam, is also considered as the…

Scandinavian Church celebrated 10 years in Bangkok

Sunday 23 March, the Scandinavian Church in Bangkok celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a special sermon for the more than 80 participants who joined the event followed by a dinner on the terrace of the Church.      Jubilee Greetings were conveyed by the Swedish Ambassador Jan Nordlander, Mrs. Ingrid Farner on behalf of the Norwegian…

Lux Marketing launches new corporate identity in Philippines

The 102 years old Swedish-born home appliances company Lux Marketing re-launches its corporate identity.      A new logo and tag line “Life Just Got Better” have been developed.      Its Filipino organisation implements the changes this month.      Company executives call the re-launch the most important corporate identity development effort in the history of Lux Philippines, which was…

Vietnam awards USD 575 000 contract to Swedec International

Swedec International AB signed a technical assistance contract 21 March with the Asian Development Bank for the preparation of a Second Lower Secondary Education program in Vietnam.      The technical assistance will be implemented over a period of seven months, from April to November 2003. The contract is worth about USD575,000.      Swedec has put together and…

Lao PM visited by Swedish business delegation

Lao Prime Minister Boun-nhang Vorachit on March 3 at his office received a courtesy visit from Swedish business delegation led by Mr. Bo Landin, chairman of Swedish Business Council for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.      The Swedish delegation arrived in Laos on March 2 for a short working visit to Laos whose mission is to seek…

Swedish companies accused to be part of rain forest devastation in Indonesia

Swedish importers, resellers, creditors and equipment suppliers are directly contributing to devastation of Indonesian rainforests, claims the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, SSNC, in a report released 18 March 2003.      SSNC and SwedWatch have compiled the report.      A large number of Swedish companies do, through their interests in Indonesian pulp and paper industry, directly take…

Swedish couple laid complaint on timeshare firm in Phuket

A Swedish couple on March 11 laid a complaint at Phuket grievances office on a timeshare company over its failure to meet a membership contract with them.      Signar and Margaretha Hall, local newspaper Phuket Gazzette reported, delivered the letter to Songpol Kornkaew, Chief of Administration of the Phuket Provincial Grievances Office, complaining that timeshare company VCI…

Camfil Farr to open new plant in Malaysia

Swedish clean air solution company Camfil Farr will on April 26 officially open its new factory in Ipoh, Malaysia.      Camfil Farr specializes in filters for clean air solutions and is one of the world’s leading companies in clean air technology and air filter production It’s filtration technology covers three main areas: comfort air (protecting people),…