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Easier work permits for Chamber members

The Philippines Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) have signed a memorandum of agreement that will facilitate the issuance of special work permits (SWPs) to ECCP members doing business in the Philippines which have ECCP-sponsored visa applications. The ECCP is a service-oriented organization whose main…

Sweden votes Thailand Destination of the year 2002

The announcement was made during the Resmässan, an annual travel and tourism trade show, held between November 8 – 10, 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden. Both honours are based on the first-hand experiences of Swedish visitors to Thailand who voted via the website developed by the organizer of the Resmässan. During January to June 2002, Scandinavian…

Malaysia to fight for rubber wood

Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik of Malaysia will visit Scandinavia next year to counter a growing anti-rubber wood campaign in Scandinavia. The campaign is threatening Malaysia’s RM5bil wood-based furniture export industry. “We are not taking this without a fight,” the minister said at the opening of the Swedish furniture giant, Ikea’s…

Asia in focus for Swedish music exporters

Swedish music export opportunities in Asia was the subject of a seminar held by the Swedish Trade Council in November. Swedish and foreign speakers with experience from Asia in general and China, Japan and Korea in particular met at the seminar, ‘Doing Business with Asia’ in an attempt to change the vague perception of Swedish…

Visitors to Thai Pavilion in Ragunda remain high

The total number of visitors to the Thai pavilion in Ragunda during the summer of 2002 was around 65.000, compared to 60.000 the year before and 70.000 the summer of 2000, reports Ragunda municipality in a recently completed survey. This shows that the unique memorial of HM King Chulalongkorn’s visit to Ragunda 1897 has managed…

Books on Lao business with Nordic support

Twelve textbooks in Lao on Marketing Management and Human Resource Management were recently published by the Business Development Officer of the Mekong Project Development Facility (MPDF) funded by among others Norway and Sweden through the Asian Development Bank. MPDF is managed by IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank. MPDF have previously printed…

Human resource plan supported by SIDA

The Swedish International Development Agency, SIDA has supported a newly released Human Resources Development (HRD) plan for Lao’s National Centre for Environmental Health and Water Supply (‘Nam Saat’). The plan and a related report calls for a broader approach to the development of skills for staff The plan and associated report is based on a…

Sweden ranks fifth in World Scout Jamboree in Thailand

The 20th World Scout Jamboree in Sattahib, Thailand, set to open on December 28, will have a Swedish participation of 564 scouts. This is the fifth largest number of participants and far more than the participants from any of the other Nordic countries. The Swedish participants will arrive Thailand mid December. HM King Carl XVI…

Swedish-Thai ice hockey player to the top

Likit Andersson may become the first Thai to make it into the premier league of Swedish ice hockey, “Elitserien” in Swedish. Likit, who is negotiating a deal with the classic team Brynas from Gavle, came to Sweden at age six when his mother married a Swedish man. Young Likit soon took a liking to ice…