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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…

Bombardier makes Thai base its Asian HQ

Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Sweden AB is confident in promoting its Thai office as a regional engineering hub to serve potential train-signalling projects in Asia.      Bangkok Post quoted Mr. Staffan Hakanson, president of Bombardier Transportation Sweden as saying that the Thai base would assist in a number of signalling works of Bombardier Transportation worldwide.      “Thailand is…

Swedish drug buster in Thailand

Globalization is the word that has been on everybody’s lips for quite a while. To most people it mainly concerns economical matters. But to most polices around the globe it also means that new crime constellations are formed and that numerous crimes and criminals becomes harder to trace.      The Scandinavian police and customs force started…

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…

Declining number of Scandinavian in Thailand

The number of foreigners from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland living in Thailand declined last year compared to 2001.      The number of Scandinavians classified by the Thai immigration authorities as living in Thailand went down from 3654 persons in 2001 to 2905 persons in 2002, a drop of 20 percent.      By year end 2002, the…

Swedish Govt helps rebuild roads in Laos

Bolikhamsay province in Laos has received over 7.8 billion kip (75,000 USD) in non-refundable aid from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) for repairing roads that link district centres to villages.      The grant will in particular be used for the renovation of Road 13 South along the stretch from Thongnamy to Namsang in Pakkading district,…

Swedish State Visit to Thailand

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will be paying a state visit to Thailand from 25 February until 1 March 2003 at the invitation of Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. The programme includes, inter alia, visits to Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai and Chiang Rai.      The Swedish…

Millicom to tango in Lao mobile market

Three local telecom companies has been offering fixed and mobile phones in Laos, but now the fourth competitor, a Swedish, has entered the mobile business with some trendy new services.      “Text messages (SMS) and voice messages are special services offered only by our company,” said Mr Ronny Melander, the Swedish General Manager of Millicom Lao…