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Ambassadors Question Possible Misuse in Tsunami Fund

The Ambassadors to the Bangkok-based embassies of Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain and the United States have submitted a joint demarche to Foreign Ministry and Royal Thai Police alleging for the disappearance of an estimated 1 million dollars in donations intended for Tsunami victims in Thailand on December 26, 2004.In the joint letter…

Höegh Autoliners – DeltaMarin Cooperation in Vietnam

Norwegian ship-owner Höegh Autoliners and DeltaMarin ship design from Finland together develop a new Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro/Ro) car carrier design for Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin) to meet increasing demand of customers.The long term strategic cooperation of two Scandinavian companies provides Vietnam the construction of four large Pure Car Truck Carriers which based on state of…

Norwegian Delegation Visited Vietnam

Norwegian State Secretary Hege Solbakken from the Prime Minister Jens Stoltenbergs office visited Hanoi from November 29 to December 01 on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Norway and Vietnam.The State Secretary attended at the anniversary concert and reception. She had meetings with Vietnamese authorities; First Deputy Minister Le Cong…

Norway Aids Myanmar to Fight Diseases

Norway has granted 5 million Norwegian Kroner or approximately US$ 770,000 to a new Myanmar’s Three Diseases (3D) Fund in order to help the country fight AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB), according to the local weekly Khit Myanmar.The Norwegian aid is for the operation and projects of 3D Fund in 2006.The aim of 3D Fund…

Danish Trade Councils Assist Vietnamese Businesses

Trade councils from Denmark; Skive Industrial Development Centre and Viborg Business Development Centre, will assist HCMC Mechanical and Electrical Association (HMEA), which is a local business organization within mechanical and electrical industry in Ho Chi Minh City.The cooperation is aimed to establish and strengthen closer business relations to the organization. Moreover the development, internationalization and…

Swedish-Vietnamese Literatures Exchanged

The Embassy of Sweden to Vietnam on December 08 handed over to the National Library in Hanoi the newly – translated literature books by Swedish authors which are two novels; “April Witch” by Majgull Axelsson, “A Winter in Stockholm” by Agneta Pleijel, and two children books; “Mr Pettson Goes Camping” and “Birthday Cake” by Sven…

Denmark Purchases CO2 Credits from Malaysia

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 12 signed an emission reduction purchase agreement with the Malaysian company Golden Hope Plantations Bhd.The agreement to purchase credits from five Golden Hope palm oil mills, where composting project will take place, will be approximately 407,000 tones of CO2 credits over next six years.The composting project is…

Bike for Peace is Back!

The route in Burma will start on February 25 from the capital city of Burma Yangon and biking to many interested places such as Mandalay, Mingun, Began and Popa. The trip will end in Yangon on March 06. About the program in Thailand, Bike for Peace will follow the same route, along the eastern seaboard,…