Category: Thailand

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…

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…

PETRAD conducts workshop in Thailand






Norwegian International Programme for Petroleum Management and Administration (PETRAD) on February 6 conducted a one-day workshop for Thailand’s Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF) in Bangkok to present and discuss national requirements in drilling and well technology in Thailand.      PETRAD was approached to conduct this workshop in Thailand through the Coordinating Committee for Coastal and Offshore…

Danish-funded care center for handicapped babies expanded






Denmark’s Colourful Country Foundation on February 3, 2003 expanded its Colourful Country Carecenter with the opening of a newly-furnished dormitory. The 24 hour carecenter is located within the complex of state-owned Mentally Handicapped Babies Home in Nontaburi where Colourful Country has for the past six years been operating a daycare center for mentally handicapped babies.…

SSS Garden Party 2003






Some 120 Danes, Swedes, Norwegian and Finns enjoyed the annual Garden Party, which took place Saturday 1st of February in the lovely garden of the Danish Ambassador Mr. Ulrik Helweg-Larsen and his wife Christina Helweg-Larsen.      The setting was beautiful, the sky clear with shining stars, and the buffet dinner had a Scandinavian touch. The music,…

Nera sign broadband satellite contract with Shin Satellite






Nera ASA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Nera Broadband Satellite, has entered into an agreement with Shin Satellite to deliver gateways for use in the iPSTAR system, offering broadband communications via satellite.      The contract has a value of approximately NOK 125 million (USD 16.6 million). The agreement was signed in December 2002 and was registered…

Innovation improves service at Santa Fe






Santa Fe, EAC’s Moving & Relocation Services, has developed a web-based Tenancy Management System which give their customers easy access to information about the properties they lease to house their expatiate staff.      The new system enables both Santa Fe and its corporate customers – via any computer connected to the Internet – to access customer-specific…

Per Kastrup has passed away






Mr. Per Kastrup , one of the most colourful of the long-time Danish residents in Thailand, passed away on January 16, 2003 at the age of 62 at General Hospital in Pattaya. He was cremated on Sunday, January 19 and on the following Sunday his ashes were strewn in the sea off Koh Lan outside…

Telenor meets PM Thaksin






The heads of Norwegian telecom giant Telenor and its Thai business partner Total Access Communication (DTAC) had a meeting with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra at the Government House in January to discuss telecom policies and the investment outlook in Thailand. The meeting was also aimed at promoting liberalization and foreign investment in the industry.      The…