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Carabao-concert in Denmark

The Thai country rock band, Carabao, will perform live in Valbyhallen, Copenhagen on 18 August 2004. It will be the first time Danish audiences get the chance of seeing one of Thailand’s most popular groups.      Initially, the band’s plans for a European tour only included Amsterdam in Holland and Zurich in Switzerland. The concert in…

Danish company participate in VN furniture and handicraft expo

Danish company VTI Vinderup Traindustri As will participate in the furniture and handicraft expo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The event is organized by the Department of Trade in an effort to boost export, where it is scheduled to take place on September 29, 2004.       The exhibition already attracted approximately 170 enterprises to…

Danish envoy gets farming honor

Danish ambassador to Viet Nam, Bjarne Sorensen, has been awarded the “For the Cause of Agricultural and Rural Development” medal for his contributions to Viet Nam’s agricultural sector.       It has been reported by the Vietnam News that the medal was presented by the Acting Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, in…

Second Danish trainee at ScandAsia

Lars Pinnerup, a student from the Danish School of Journalism has joined Bangkok-based Scand-Media in August to cover Scandinavian news in Thailand and Southeast Asian countries for ScandAsia magazine. He is the second Danish intern this year, after Knud Brix, to work for the magazine.       Lars has recently completed his internship at the Nordjyske…

Compensations & Benefits Survey open for Scandinavian chamber members

The 2004 Compensation & Benefits Survey – jointly organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand, and the Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce – is again open for participation from members of other foreign chambers of commerce in Thailand that support this initiative, including the three Scandinavian chambers.      The…

Denmark supports arsenic contamination research project in Vietnam

Denmark will provide grant assistance of USD 1.1 million for research project related to arsenic pollution of groundwater in the Red River Delta in Vietnam.       Arsenic contamination in groundwater poses health threats to people in many flood plain areas where drinking water and irrigation is based on groundwater. In Vietnam, urban and rural water…

Danish-funded findings kick-starts Vietnam’s new effort to save marine turtles

Vietnamese Ministry of Fisheries (MoF) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) on July 16 launched a new Marine Turtle Conservation Action Plan to 2010, with an outline based on the findings of a project financially supported by the Danish government.       According to the Marine Turtle Conservation and Management two-year project concluded earlier this year,…

LVT debut sees 83% surge

LV Technology’s shares (LVT) rocketed 83 percent above its initial public offering (IPO) price during its debut day in Thailand’s Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) on July 14, 2004. The stock closed the day 63 percent higher than its IPO price despite the overall struggling market.      LVT started trading at Bt2.7 when the market opened,…

Half Kid – Full Dream

When I first entered the Grammy building, I was anxious as it is the place that breeds many celebrities and it indeed bears certain formality and fame. But as I was welcomed into a small meeting room, I was surprised to find Jeffrey Marquardsen greeted and flashed me with a friendly smile and for a…