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Paper trade fair features Swedish pavilion

The big trade show Asian Paper 2004 in Singapore is just over a month away.      Swedish pulp and paper companies can get extra attention at the event through a Swedish pavilion.      Asian Paper, which this year is held between 27 and 29 April, was established 1992.      Contact Esther Lim at the Swedish embassy in Singapore…

SIDA funds improvement of nine more roads in Laos

The Communication, Transport, Post and Construction Service of Khammouane Province in Laos has recently signed contracts with four local road construction companies to improve nine roads in five districts of the province.      This road renovation project is funded 70 percent by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and the balance by the Lao government.      The…

Supplier compliance audits in Vietnam

Hifab Development in Sweden has been awarded an assignment from a number of Swedish and international companies to perform around 30 supplier compliance audits in Vietnam and China.      The audits’ purpose is to make sure that suppliers live up to legal requirements and the customers’ own codes of conduct.      That may for example regard child…

Teligent wins major deal in Asia

The Swedish telecom solutions provider Teligent has been awarded a deal regarding a network platform for mass calling to a leading telecom operator in Southeast Asia.      Teligent’s package will initially be used to provide high volume televoting and SMS voting services with optional expansions.      “The televoting and SMS voting service segment represent an interesting growth…

Oriflame prepares listing in Stockholm

The Swedish privately owned cosmetics company Oriflame will send out a prospectus to potential investors this week, reports Swedish daily DN.      The intent is to have Oriflame listed on the Stockholm stock exchange in April 2004.      Oriflame is worth around SEK 5 billion, estimates DN. Oriflame is active in three Asean countries, Indonesia, Thailand and…

Election observers to Indonesia

Sweden’s government sends ten election observers to monitor the parliamentary and presidential elections in Indonesia.      The assignment takes place within the framework of the EU Commission’s election observation mission.      Indonesia holds its third free parliamentary elections 5 April. A first round of the presidential election is due 5 July. If a second round is needed,…

Thai temple in Lapland

Buddharama Temple, a Thai Buddhist association in Sweden, likes to raise a Buddhist temple in the outskirts of Fredrika, a municipality in northern Sweden.      “This is good central location for northern Finland, Norway and Sweden. And the quiet surroundings in Lapland are ideal for meditation and concentration,” said Phramahaboontin Punyathacho, leader of Buddharama Temple at…

Swedish GAM-prosecutor travels to Indonesia in March

Chief prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand in Stockholm travels to Indonesia in March.      The purpose with the trip is to investigate alleged links between Swedish GAM residents and people in Indonesia.      The journey was confirmed to take place this month, but no exact date was revealed, when Scandasia contacted his office on Tuesday 2 March.      Tomas Lindstrand…