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Dane to invest in local Indonesian airport

A Danish investor has according to the newspaper Bisnis Indonesia pledged US$17 million in soft loans to the district administration of Kutai Timur in Indonesia to finance expansion of the Sangkimah air terminal. The identity of the investor is so far unknown.      Rudy E Kurniawan, an executive from a tourism company owned by the district…

Declining number of Scandinavian in Thailand

The number of foreigners from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland living in Thailand declined last year compared to 2001.      The number of Scandinavians classified by the Thai immigration authorities as living in Thailand went down from 3654 persons in 2001 to 2905 persons in 2002, a drop of 20 percent.      By year end 2002, the…

Indonesia given more time to pay back debt

The Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Geert A. Andersen and Mr. Anshari Ritongga, Director General of Budget, Ministry of Finance have signed an agreement between the two countries on rescheduling of Indonesia’s debt to Denmark. The signing of the agreement took place on February 5th 2003 in Jakarta.      The total amount being rescheduled is approximately…

Danish-funded care center for handicapped babies expanded

Denmark’s Colourful Country Foundation on February 3, 2003 expanded its Colourful Country Carecenter with the opening of a newly-furnished dormitory. The 24 hour carecenter is located within the complex of state-owned Mentally Handicapped Babies Home in Nontaburi where Colourful Country has for the past six years been operating a daycare center for mentally handicapped babies.…

SSS Garden Party 2003

Some 120 Danes, Swedes, Norwegian and Finns enjoyed the annual Garden Party, which took place Saturday 1st of February in the lovely garden of the Danish Ambassador Mr. Ulrik Helweg-Larsen and his wife Christina Helweg-Larsen.      The setting was beautiful, the sky clear with shining stars, and the buffet dinner had a Scandinavian touch. The music,…

Smedvig to build new tender rig in Southeast Asia

Smedvig has entered into an agreement with Malaysia Shipyard and Engineering Sdn Bhd in South Malaysia for the purpose of building a new self erecting tender rig. The new unit is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter 2004, and capital expenditure is estimated to approximately US$ 67 million,including the derrick equipment set.      The tender…

Innovation improves service at Santa Fe

Santa Fe, EAC’s Moving & Relocation Services, has developed a web-based Tenancy Management System which give their customers easy access to information about the properties they lease to house their expatiate staff.      The new system enables both Santa Fe and its corporate customers – via any computer connected to the Internet – to access customer-specific…

Nordic Capital takes over Maersk Medical

The Swedish investment company Nordic Capital has taken over Maersk Medical, which among others production facilities in Singapore and Malaysia.      Maersk Medical is one of Denmark’s leading med-tech companies. Maersk Medical develops, produces and markets sterile single-use medical devices to the health care sector. The product portfolio includes disposable medical devices such as catheters, surgical…

Carlsberg Breweries strengthens its focus on Asia

Jesper Bjorn Madsen has been appointed Senior Vice President of Carlsberg Breweries A/S with primary responsibility for the Asian activities as of 1 August 2003 and will return to Copenhagen to take up this new responsibility.      Jesper Bjorn Madsen is currently CEO of Carlsberg Hong Kong Ltd. and Chief Operations Officer responsible for Carlsberg Asia’s…