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Satirat Dam-ampai

Denmark and Vietnam Cooperate in Cement Production

A conference on cement production was co-organised by the Danish Embassy and the Vietnam Cement Corporation in Ha Noi on 8 November.         At the conference, the F.L Smidth Company, a long-standing supplier for Viet Nam’s cement industry, exchanged views with local partners on advanced technologies applied in cement production.         Three Vietnamese cement factories designed by…

Norway’s Diplomatic Corps to the Field in Vietnam

The representative had working sessions with the executives of the Primary Education for Disadvantaged Children (PEDC) on 31 October, project to discuss its progress, especially in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. This talk took place before their visit to the region.         The diplomat continues sessions with the Dak Lak Protestant and Ban Me Thuot Catholic churches…

Swedish diplomats honoured

Jan-Olov Agrell, Swedish Minister and Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam, and Ms Anna Runeborg, First Secretary of the Swedish Embassy, were presented with “For People’s Health” Badge by the Ministry of Health in Hanoi on November 4.         In recent years, Jan-Olov Agrell and Anna Runeborg have played an important role in developing cooperation programmes in healthcare…

Air Finland to Fly to Bangkok

The Finnish airline Air Finland is launching low-cost flights to Bangkok, Thailand every Monday during the winter season.         Earlier, Air Finland arranged charter flights to Bangkok.It will be on a 219-seater Boeing 757-200. The technical stop is in Muscat, the capital of Oman.         Air Finland chief executive Mika Helenius said in a press release that…

Santa Claus Takes Flight

Santa Claus takes flight on the flanks of Finland’s national airline Finnair’s long-haul boeing MD-11 fleet. A happily waving Seven-meter high Santa will be attached onto all Finair long-haul aircraft during the next few weeks. This will help spread the message of Christmas to the world until the end of this year.         Finnair’s Santa aircraft…

Swedish Telecom Group to Invest US$ 250 Million in Vietnam

Sweden’s Ecton AB group announced US$ 250 million investment in Vietnam’s telecommunication infrastructure from now till 2010 on November.         Ecton will invest in a production chain of C3Play equipment that used to receive and transmit digital and wireless signals, and television waves, in addition to VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) telephone services, and broadband Internet…

Danish Sonion to Settle in Vietnam

Sonion A/S got its license to invest in the Saigon Hi-tech Park on Tuesday. According to the contract, the construction of estimated US$25 million facility will be completed by the fourth quarter of 2006.         The factory is designed to produce transducers for hearing instruments, professional audio and mobile terminals, including silicon microphones based on MEMS…

Singapore Buys Two Second-hand Swedish Subs

Singapore has bought two second-hand Vastergotland-class submarines from Sweden to further boost its fleet, the Defence Ministry said Friday.         “The agreement includes a logistics package and comprehensive training in Sweden for the crews. The two submarines will also be upgraded and converted for operations in tropical waters before they are delivered to Singapore” the Ministry…

Danish Firms Keen to Invest in Malaysia

         The Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) is interested in investing in Malaysian Information Technology.         Jan Zneider, the head of DI stated in a press conference on 24 October 2005, that Malaysia can support the software and hardware technologies for the electronics and telecommunication industries because it has the necessary infrastructure, intellectual property law, education…

UNDP Funds Extension of Poverty Reduction Project in Vietnam

A signing ceremony on the extension of VIE 02/001 project for the period 2005-2010 was held in Hanoi on 17 October, the International Day for Poverty Reduction and Hunger Eradication.         This extension project is worth US$5 million and funded by Finland and the United Kingdom. The project will further support the implementation of the programs…