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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…

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…

Lao leadership training sponsored by SIDA






A seminar sponsored by the Swedish International Development Agency, SIDA, was recently held for key officials from the Lao Science Technology and Environment Agency (STEA) on the skills required to become a good leader. Attending the first of seven management and leadership seminars from October 31 to November 1, officials were introduced to the key ideas…

Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have little money to fight drugs






Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam are expected to face serious setbacks in their battle against drug crimes due to financial constraints brought on by weakened economies, Swedish expert warns. Mr. Yngve Danling, a Swedish Bangkok-based official with the regional office of the United Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), which oversees East Asia and the Pacific,…

Swedish State Visit to Thailand in February






HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and HM Queen Silvia will arrive for a State Visit to Thailand on 25 February 2003. According to the current plans for the visit, Their Majesties King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia will on their day of arrival be accommodated at the Boromabiman Mansion in the compound of…

Swedish supported educational project in Laos moves forward






A programme supported by a grant from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to improve Laotion school textbooks, provide educational equipment and upgrade the qualifications of teachers and administrators is moving moving into its second phase. Speaking at a November 11-13 workshop to launch the second phase, Education Minister Phimmason Leuangkhamma said the second phase…

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…