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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,…

Nera sign broadband satellite contract with Shin Satellite

Nera ASA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Nera Broadband Satellite, has entered into an agreement with Shin Satellite to deliver gateways for use in the iPSTAR system, offering broadband communications via satellite.      The contract has a value of approximately NOK 125 million (USD 16.6 million). The agreement was signed in December 2002 and was registered…

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…

Per Kastrup has passed away

Mr. Per Kastrup , one of the most colourful of the long-time Danish residents in Thailand, passed away on January 16, 2003 at the age of 62 at General Hospital in Pattaya. He was cremated on Sunday, January 19 and on the following Sunday his ashes were strewn in the sea off Koh Lan outside…

Telenor meets PM Thaksin

The heads of Norwegian telecom giant Telenor and its Thai business partner Total Access Communication (DTAC) had a meeting with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra at the Government House in January to discuss telecom policies and the investment outlook in Thailand. The meeting was also aimed at promoting liberalization and foreign investment in the industry.      The…

Thailand calls on Danish biotech expertise

Thailand has called on Danish expertise to assist with its DKK 1.5 billion (USD 210 million) science park north of Bangkok. Researchers from the Danish food ingredient giant Chr. Hansen have been asked to construct a “wish list” for building a state of the art biotech laboratory and fermentation plant. Two researchers from the company,…

Denmark bringing clean technology to Thailand

The Royal Danish Embassy, Bangkok, on January 22 held a seminar on Danish Energy Experiences to promote energy conservation and renewable energy. Financial support under a Danish government’s scheme was also presented for future possibilities of business cooperation in Thailand.      Danish Ambassador to Bangkok H.E. Mr. Ulrik Helwek-Larsen opened the seminar which was held at…

Dumex back on track in Thailand

EAC Nutrition is now back on track in Thailand following six months of intensive marketing activities since the company was last summer forced to withdraw two products from the Thai market.      In a press release issued by EAC in January, the company freely admits that the product recall had a negative impact on a series…

Danish Pavilion at ProPak 2003

The Royal Danish Embassy in Thailand will again this year organise a Danish pavilion at ProPak Asia 2003 in Bangkok, South East Asia’s leading annual food processing and packaging exhibition.      The show offers four days of business talks with new customers, nursing of old contacts and networking with other Danish companies active in the market.…