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Deputy FM of Laos Visits Finland

Deputy Foreign Minister of Laos Phongsavath Boupha visits Finland on 10-11 October. The visit aims to focus on bilateral relations of the two countries as well as development issues.         During his visit Phongsavath Boupha will meet Under-Secretary of State Marjatta Rasi, Director General Ritva Koukku-Ronde from the Department for Development Policy, Director General Elina Kalkku…

Thai PM visits Finland

Thailand’s Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and Foreign Minister Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon will pay an official visit to Finland at the end of next week. The Prime Minister leaves Bangkok Sunday 9 October on an official trip that takes him to France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Finland and Russia during 9-16 October.

Thai Coins to be Minted in Finland

Mint of Finland, the Finnish coin production company signed contract with the Thai Treasury Department to produce and deliver 670 million pieces of one (1) Baht coins to Thailand.         The delivery will begin in December 2005 and will be finalized in fall 2006.         The value of the deal was not disclosed.          The contract is a…

Finnish Technopolis and Singapore Science Park Sign Cooperation Agreement

Technopolis has signed a broad cooperation agreement with Ascendas, the parent company of Singapore Science Park, reported on 26 September.         Both organizations are world-class providers of environments for high-tech companies, but they see excellent opportunities to learn from one another through intensified cooperation. The purpose of the agreement is to speed up the development of…

Finland Offer Tsunami Warning System to Thai

A Finnish consortium offers a tsunami warning system cost EUR 8-10 million to Thailand, reported on 6 October. The consortium estimated that the warning system would be ready within one year from signing the contract.        Thai government will host the final auction at the turn of the year 2005-2006.         The consortium consists of 11 companies…

Wärtsilä gas power for Indonesia

Wärtsilä Corporation will deliver totally eight gas-fuelled generating sets with a combined output of 48 MWe to Batam and South Sumatra.         Two Wärtsilä 18V34SG sets were contracted by the Indonesian independent power producer PT Elnusa Prima Elektrika in June 2005. The generating sets will be installed at the Prabumulih Gas Engine Power Plant near Palembang…

Nordic Films in Singapore

Films from Denmark, Sweden and Finland will this year join the 15th European Union Film Festival in Singapore. The event will be run between 7 – 16 October at the GV Plaza Singapura, Singapore.         Danish film “Aftermath” will be shown on 9 October, at 7.00 PM.         Finnish film “Shades of happiness” will be shown on…

Success of Finnish Mediator: Aceh Peace Talk

For almost 30 years the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in Aceh province has been waging a guerilla war against the regime of the Indonesian government.         The separatist war started in 1976. Since then over 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict. Previous peace negotiations were facilitated by the Swiss NGO Henry Dunant Centre for…

Nordic Countries Considering Energy Possibilities in Philippines

Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway were reported on the website oilvoice.com, 24 September, that they are considering to investing in the Philippines’ renewable energy.         The country’s emphasis on the development of renewable energy resources has attracted interest among Nordic companies to look for business opportunities.          Norwegian hydropower company SN Power is looking at the Philippines…

Finland to Provide Eight Million Euros in Aceh Aid

The Finnish Cabinet Finance Committee agreed to grant eight million euros to the rebuilding fund of Aceh Province in Indonesia. The donation is granted for 2005-2007.         Finland will contribute the aid to the multi-donor trust fund, which was founded in May and is governed by The World Bank and the Indonesian Government.         The newly founded…