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Norway Funds Vietnam $2 Mln for Fishery Development

Norway has pledged to grant Vietnam 17 million Norwegian crowns, or around $2 million, in non-refundable aid for the second stage of the Study Improvement in the Seafood Research Institute 1 project, which began in 1998. The deal was signed by Deputy Fisheries Minister Nguyen Viet Thang and the Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Per Stavnum…

Philipino nurses popular in Norway

An increasing number of Philopino nurses have over the past few years moved to work in Norway, where the demand for nurses exceed the supply with some 5,500 nurses. Generally, the Philipino nurses are popular because of their dedication, charm and attitude to working long hours when needed. Within January to August of this year…

First Thai-Norway Business Seminar

The question was put forward by President of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Mr. Nils-Gunnar Hjellegjerde at the Thai-Norway Business Seminar held on Wednesday 16 October 2002 at the Hotel Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. But it was left hanging in the air by the 40 members plus staff from the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Norwegian Trade…

Tove Bjerkan celebrated his 80 years birthday

A legend in his own time in the Norwegian community in Thailand and a long time resident of Thailand, Mr. Tove Bjerkan on 19th of May 2002 celebrated his 80th year birthday. Mr. Bjerkan was celebrated by the community with among others a splendid dinner at the Oriental Hotel in the evening of the 19th…

Helping AIDS children survive

Although the smallest among the four Nordic Chambers in Thailand, the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce has for many years been able to donate several million Baht to a home in Chiang Mai for children with HIV. None of the other Chambers have a similar charity cause. In a tremendous show of support, corporate as well…

Thoresen breaks into Port Management

Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc in April signed a landmark contract in the development of the Thoresen Group to enter into a 49% joint venture with the Sharjah Port Authority in the United Arab Emirates to manage the three UAE-ports of Port Khalid, Hamrijah and Sharjah Creek. Port Khalid is the largest of the three ports…

Thoresen Group in Thailand : Shipping and all related services

The Thoresen group of companies is one of the largest conglomerates within the Thai shipping sector and the Thai shipping services sector. At the centre of the group is Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc.. This company owns as a holding company both the shipping operations of the group as well as all the shipping related services…

Norwegian Hotel in Cambodia

Six young Norwegians have joined together in establishing a small hotel in Siem Reap close to the famous Angkor Wat in Northwestern Cambodia with a vision to expand – on idealistic principles – in the region. The hotel was recently officially opened with a traditional monk ceremony. It offers initially only 20 rooms, but an…

Nera sees better 2002 for Singapore

Norwegian telecoms group Nera said in early August that its Singapore unit Nera Telecommunications was expected to have “significantly better” results for 2002 than 2001. Nera said gains from an initial public offering of shares in Nera Singapore’s unit Nera Electronics would give Nera Telecom a net gain of 18 million Singapore dollars ($10.17 million),…

Norway sponsores Child report on Laos

Dr Bengt Ageros, Regional Representative of Save the Children Norway on October 4 signed an agreement with the Lao National Commission for Mothers and Children to provide financial and technical support for preparing the Second National Report on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, CRC. The signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding took place…