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Norwegian population growing

Thai immigrants, among others from Asia and Middle East, play big part in growing population of Norway which increased by 27,900 people last year.      Norway’s total population now stands at 4,552,000, according to fresh numbers released recently by the state Central Bureau of Statistics.      The nearly 30,000 ‘new Norwegians’ represent growth of only about 0.6%.…

Scandinavian Church celebrated 10 years in Bangkok

Sunday 23 March, the Scandinavian Church in Bangkok celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a special sermon for the more than 80 participants who joined the event followed by a dinner on the terrace of the Church.      Jubilee Greetings were conveyed by the Swedish Ambassador Jan Nordlander, Mrs. Ingrid Farner on behalf of the Norwegian…

Norway supports Luang Prabang for higher quality teaching

Save the Child Norway has donated over 123,281,000 kip for improving the learning and teaching facilities, as part of the aid group’s support for the attempt of Luang Prabang province to improve the quality of its teachers.      The donation was made for improving the learning and teaching facilities for population study, reproductive study and sexual…

Norwegian trade with Thailand grew in January 2003

Norway’s import from Thailand increased slightly by 4.2% to 89.6 million NOK in January 2003 while export from the Scandinavian country to Thailand during the same month grew significantly by 61.3% to NOK 50.7 million. Unlike with Thailand, Norway’s trade with Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in January 2003 decreased considerably from January last year. Imports…

Oceanor to watch Chao Phraya River

Six land based water quality monitoring stations and one mobile unit will this spring be set up along the banks of the Chao Phraya River by a consortium led by the Norwegian company, Oceanor-Oceanographic Company of Norway ASA.       The project, called Metropole Watch, is the first attempt within the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration area to…

Jordan toothbrush up 27% in Thailand

The Norwegian toothbrush brand Jordan last year achieved a 27% growth from 2001. The Norwegian toothbrush brand Jordan has enjoyed double-digit growths year by year in Thailand and aims to keep growing at a similarly strong momentum this year.      “Jordan toothbrush is now number three in the upper-premium segment. The brand is enjoying double-digit growth…

Human trafficking victims mostly from Thailand’s neighbours

Sex industry in Thailand was largely run by small and informal cross-border networks, a Norwegian NGO in Laos said at a recent symposium on human trafficking.      According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), up to 1.2 million children worldwide become victims each year. The extent of the problem has recently brought together key players…

Mission Completed!

When Per Brekke, Managing Director of ABB in Vietnam by March 2003 leaves his position for a job back at ABB in Norway, it will be with a nice sense of “Mission Completed”.      Per Brekke arrived Hanoi in January 2000 with his main assignment to evaluate what to do with ABB’s ailing factory in Vietnam,…

NeraTel contracted in Indonesia

Nera Telecommunications Ltd, Singapore (NeraTel) announced on 18 February 2003 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, P.T. Nera Indonesia, has entered into a supplementary agreement amounting to S$13.9 million with P.T. Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel)      Telkomsel holds nationwide cellular licence to provide and operate a GSM mobile telephone network in the Republic of Indonesia.      Under the agreement, P.T.…