Category: Thailand

Norwegian businessmen support Thai AIDS orphans






The Norwegian Businessmen Charity Fund of Thailand in November raised an amazing 1,700,000 Thai Baht in support of a project for HIV Children in Chiang Mai which the Norwegian business community in Thailand has almost adopted.      For several years, the Norwegian businessmen living in Thailand and their friends have arranged a yearly Charity Lunch and…

Arla Food expanding with Lurpak Spreadable butter






The introduction of Lurpak Spreadable butter in South East Asia has significantly expanded Arla Foods markets in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Singapore, where the product was introduced five years ago, the growth has been 50 percent over the past three years.      The same trend is also seen in Malaysia and the Philippines, where the…

New Scania service company for Malaysia and Thailand






Scania trucks in Malaysia and Thailand will be serviced and maintained by a single service company following the launch last year of a common service and maintenance organisation for both countries.      “It is crucial for Malaysian and Thai bus and truck operators that they can have their vehicles promptly serviced in both countries,” explains Mr.…

Volvo to export 4000 cars within Asean in 2005






Volvo last year exported 1000 cars from Thailand to other countries within Asean either in the form of “Asean build up cars” (ABU) or “semi knocked down cars” (SKD). The expected year-end result was revealed during Volvo Thailand’s celebrations last year of the first anniversary of its inter-Asean export programme.      Volvo began as the first…

Swedish Consulate in Chiang Mai shut down






The Swedish consulate in Chiang Mai was permanently closed 26th December 2002. The date also marked the last day of the last Swedish Consul General in Chiang Mai, Khun Vorakit Kantakalung’s appointment as Consul General of Sweden.      It is lack of assignments and workload for the consulate in Chiang Mai which has prompted the shutdown.…

New Immigration Rules






The Thai cabinet passed a resolution dated 11th September 2001 which has only become common knowledge in the last seven days. The resolution concerns new improvements to immigration procedures and is aimed at promoting the tourism industry by simplifying the regulations on obtaining non-immigrant visas, category “O-A”, to accommodate long stay tourists.The Thai cabinet has…

First Thai-Norway Business Seminar






The question was put forward by President of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Mr. Nils-Gunnar Hjellegjerde at the Thai-Norway Business Seminar held on Wednesday 16 October 2002 at the Hotel Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. But it was left hanging in the air by the 40 members plus staff from the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Norwegian Trade…