Norwegian go go show in Phuket too much

When a Norwegian woman went on stage to give a show together with Thai go go dancers at the Pink Panther bar in Patong’s Soi Seadragon on Phuket it became too much – for a couple of Norwegian tourists! The tourists took pictures of the show and filed a complaint with the police over the “shameful performance”,…

Telenor Mobile signs global MMS deal with Ericssons

Telenor Mobile and Ericsson in December 2002 signed a global framework agreement for Multimedia Messaging Services solutions, the technology that offers enhanced messaging capabilities such as color pictures, photographs, sounds, animations and audio clips. The agreement involves all Telenor Mobile operations in Europe and Asia. Ericsson will provide the MMS platform and related systems as…

Danish shipping company in Vietnam

The Danish shipping company Fabricius has established a joint venture in Vietnam with Saigon Shipping as its local partner. Fabricius Saigon Shipping Ltd. Ship Management is registered as a local company with permission to sail in domestic waters on a regular schedule along the coast of Vietnam. The company has set up an office in…

Denmark funds wind power plant in the Philippines

Denmark will fund the establishment of a commercial wind power plant in the Philippines, with the ambition of becoming Asia’s largest user of wind to generate electricity. According to the Ministry of Energy of the Philippines, Danida – the Danish development cooperation agency – will give 25 mill. US$ to the construction of a 25-megawatt…

Henning’s chicken farm in Thailand

“Had anyone told me that three years ago I would just have brushed it aside as a crazy idea,” says Henning about his current occupation. But here he is. And the farm, aptly named Ghor Gai Co Ltd after the first letter in the Thai alphabet – Ghor Gai means chicken – is a healthy…

Liver and lung diseases a threat to SEAsia

Unless urgent measures are taken to address health safety issues caused by parasitic infections in Southeast Asia, liver and lung diseases may rise significantly, health experts warned during a Danish funded WHO/FAO seminar in Hanoi by the end of November. Over 70 international advisers and government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam gathered at…

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…