Oceanor to watch Chao Phraya River






Six land based water quality monitoring stations and one mobile unit will this spring be set up along the banks of the Chao Phraya River by a consortium led by the Norwegian company, Oceanor-Oceanographic Company of Norway ASA.       The project, called Metropole Watch, is the first attempt within the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration area to…

Five new DTCC board members elected






Close to fifty members of Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce elected a new board with five new members at the Annual General Meeting of the Chamber held on 6 March 2003 at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.       The new board members are Henrik Friis, Disa; Kristian Strand, Nokia; Santhapat Periera, Tilleke & Gibbins, Peter Romhild, Berli Jucker…

Orana opens new plant in Vietnam






     The atmosphere of the Lunar New Year is still staying with all of us, said the appointed director of the Danish-Vietnamese joint venture, Mr. Nguyen Huu Chung, at last month’s inauguration of the brand new production plant in Ho Chi Minh City’s sprawling new Than Thoi Hiep Industrial Zone of the vast city’s District 12.…

Prince Joachim opens Hempel plant in Malaysia






His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark on Tuesday 18 February opened a new manufacturing plant in Johore, Malaysia, of The Hempel Group, a Denmark-based leading global independent producer of protective coatings for marine and industrial applications.      “We are honoured to have His Royal Highness, Prince Joachim of Denmark officiate our opening ceremony,” Mr Ditlev Engel,…

Vietnam is better than you think






“Swedish corporations established in Vietnam are extremely pleased with their presence and doing very well,” says Mr. Niels Sundvik, Sweden’s dynamic Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.      “For some of them, Vietnam is their best emerging market in Asia,” he elaborates. “For many it is the fastest growing market. And for all of them…

Princess Alexandra visited Thailand






ncess Alexandra – married to Prince Joachim of Denmark – in February visited Thailand on her first overseas assignment as protector of Unicef Danmark.      The purpose of the trip was to produce a documentary for DRTV – the Danish Television Broadcasting Corporation. The program will be aired during the Easter holiday and will feature some…

Danish businessman co-launched IPR network in Thailand






The fight against some Thai companies’ blatant disrespect for foreign companies’ intellectual property rights changed gear on 27 February 2003 when Danish businessman Tom Sorensen and EU ambassador Klauspeter Schmallenbach launched a joint public/private body to improve the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Thailand.       Previously, private companies have mainly been on their…