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Satirat Dam-ampai

Sweden Affirms Commitment to Supporting Vietnam’s Legal Aid System

The bilateral agreement for implementation of “Support to the Legal Aid System in Vietnam” project between Sweden and Vietnam was signed in Hanoi on 2 December, 2005. This commitment constitutes the continuation of Sweden’s support to Vietnam’s Legal Aid System from 2001 to 2004. In the coming phase (2005-2009), Sweden will not only provide financial…

Nordic Bank Continues Lending to Vietnamese Businesses

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) held a seminar on providing credits to Vietnamese businesses in Quy Nhon city in the central Binh Dinh province on 23 November, 2005.         NIB vice president Soren K. Mortensen said in the meeting that the agency had provided US$260 million worth of preferential credits in Vietnam since 2000.         Most of them…

Norway’s Smedvig Awarded Rig Contracts from Petronas

Smedvig, Norwegian offshore oil driller, has been awarded two rig contracts by Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) in Malaysia on 17 November 2005. This transaction is worth US$74 million.         In a statement posted on Smedvig’s website, the company said the self-erecting tender rigs T-6 and Teknik Berkat, in which Smedvig owns 49 per cent, have been…

Ericsson Provides Sun Cellular’s E-mail

Ericsson extends the managed service partnership with Sun Cellular to include Ericsson’s hosted enterprise solution for push e-mail and Personal Information Management (PIM) called Ericsson Mobile Organiser (EMO) which allows Sun Cellular users to get mobile e-mail more cheaply and effectively.         Charles Lim, chief executive of Sun Cellular, said “In today’s competitive environment, it is…

Sprängaren in the 6th European Union Film Festival

A stellar selection of award winning films will be showcased during the 6th European Union Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, from 24 – 30 November and 2 – 8 December respectively.         This film is also nominated in Guldbagge, the Swedish national film award, for the ‘Best Actress’ (Helena Bergström) and ‘Best Supporting Actress’…

‘Young Andersen’ Film in Singapore

Danish Film ‘Young Andersen’ will be shown at the Art Central, Singapore on 2 December, 9 PM.         ‘Young Andersen’ organized by Royal Danish Embassy in cooperation with the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Singapore.         For more information please contact Kadja Bruhn Kristiansen on email kbk@denmark.com.sg or +65 6255 5026.

Swedish Match Tour to Races in Malaysia

Swedish Match Tour, the leading professional sailing series in the world, will take place for the first time in Asia. Malaysia has been chosen to host a leg of this international sailboat racing event from 29th November to 4th December this year.         Malaysia is one of three new race locations introduced in the Swedish Match…

5th EU Jazz Festival in Vietnam

Euro-Vietnam Jazz Festival 2005 will take place from 30 November to 10 December, 2005 in Hanoi and HCM City. There will be nine European jazz bands and solo artists from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.         Joaquin Chacon and MOTIF bands will represent Norway, Torbjorn Zetterberg Hot Five Sweden, drummer Lars Storck Denmark, Aka…

Vietnam should focus on educational development: Swedish expert

Mr. Kokko, a member of a Swedish delegation, was a speaker at the “Model of Swedish development” seminar sharing Sweden’s development experiences with Vietnamese officials in Hanoi on 9 November. This seminar is part of a co-operative project between the Vietnam Institute of Social Sciences, the Sweden International Development Agency (SIDA) and the UN Development…