Category: Thailand

Norwegian People’s Aid meets Prime Minister of Thailand






On 17 May 2017, the Norwegian Constitution Day, the Prime Minister of Thailand received a delegation from Norwegian People’s Aid, NPA. NPA is assisting Thailand and other countries in the region to get rid of the problem of landmines and other unexploded weapons that still causes accidents among the civilian population in these countries. The…

Swedish representatives visited Trat mangrove forest restoration






On 20-21 April, RECOFTC, a regional organization for sustainable community forestry, and partners visited mangrove forest communities in Prednai and Tha Ra Nae in Trat province, Thailand to learn from their forest restoration journey. The delegation included the Ambassador of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok H.E. Staffan Herrström, the Ambassador of the Embassy of…

Scandinavian Chef Dinner Menu event on Phuket






The so-called “green season” has once again arrived to Thailand, a, these days, much more diffuse and shorter low season – which is the period’s other description when it comes to tourism. This is the time when visitors and residents can enjoy what ‘good life’ has to offer at discount prices, and for example some…

Sweden attends forum on Pak Beng Hydropower Project






Using the Mekong River as a source of sustainable energy was discussed as the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok participated in a regional stakeholder forum on Lao PDR’s Pak Beng Hydropower Project, held on Friday 5 May 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The forum was arranged by the Mekong River Commission, MRC, who is responsible for facilitating the prior…

Tom Sorensen joins Boyden Thailand as Partner






Tom Sorensen has left Grant Thornton to team up with Boyden Thailand as a Partner. “I was attracted by Boyden’s business model that combines retained search, interim management executives and human capital consulting,” Tom Sorensen said. “Boyden’s global network brings a uniform approach to top executive and management recruitment, a common global technology platform and the world’s…

Thailand Junior Water Prize winners announced






The winners of the 2017 Thailand Junior Water Prize were announced in an awards ceremony in Bangkok on Monday 1 May. The winning team comes from the Bangkok neighbour province Nonthaburi’s Nonthaburi High School that have invented a waste-collecting boat powered by solar energy. The winners will represent Thailand in the world final of the…

Doing business with Finland Bangkok seminar






On 11 May the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok had the pleasure to co-host the ‘Doing Business With Finland’ seminar together with Finnpartnership and EEP Mekong. The embassy reported that the seminar highlighted our Finland’s expertise in clean tech, especially in waste-to-energy and bioenergy solutions, and encouraged the local companies to leverage this expertise by…

Got no money? Don’t expect to leave Thai jail






Denmark and other foreign countries have a bilateral agreement with Thailand allowing prisoners to be transferred to their home countries after serving a certain amount of years, depending on the length of penalty the prisoner has been given. But despite the bilateral agreement, prisoners should not expect to get out if they have a fine…