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Gregers Møller

Editor-in-Chief • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Smedvig awarded drilling contract in Indonesia

Smedvig’s self-erecting semi-tender rig West Alliance will start production drilling for Unocal Makassar Ltd in Indonesia in January this year. The rig has previously been drilling for Esso Production Malaysia Inc. Before comencing work in Indonesia, it has had a brief period in shipyard for modifications required for the Unocal work.      The new assignment has…

New Board after AGM in HCMC

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City elected a new board of directors at its Annual General Meeting in November.      The following members were reelected: Sigmund Stromme, Norway; Arild Haugan, Norway; Anders Moller, Denmark; Peter Svarrer, Denmark; Niels Sundvik, Sweden; Nguyen Thi Mong Ngoc, Sweden.      Elected for the first time to the…

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…

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…

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…

New Danish CEO for Diethelm Malaysia

Mr. Niels Holm, currently in charge of Diethelm’s Food and Special Products Division in Thailand as well as Diethelm Trading, Siam Food Services and Customs Clearance Services has as of January 1, 2003 been promoted to President and Group Managing Director for Diethelm in Malaysia. In his new capacity, Mr. Niels Holm will among others…