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NORAD to give AIT 15 million NOK for human resources development

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) will provide NOK 15 million to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok as its assistance in human resources development for the period of 2003-2005.      The agreement was signed at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok on May 14 by Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Mrs. Ragne…

Bangkok Hospital expanding in the Scandinavian market

Nearly half the international patients of Bangkok Hospital are Scandinavians. Some are residents of Thailand while others are Scandinavians living in countries around the region.       For about one year, the hospital has had a Norwegian, Mrs. Kjersti Michaelsen as its Scandinavian coordinator. In May, Mrs. Michaelsen took maternity leave but during these months another…

Singapore removed from WHO’s list of SARS-hit areas

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already removed Singapore from the list of areas with recent local transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and no longer recommends exit screening of international travellers departing from the country.      WHO announced the good news a day ahead of the effective date May 31, which is 20 days…

’Making Trade Work for the Poor’

Finance minister Keat Chhon of Cambodia and WTO’s Secretary General Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, former finance minister of Thailand, met on 27 May with Denmarks’s minister for foreign affairs Per Stig Moller at a conference in Copenhagen about how to fight poverty in developing countries through better allocation of development cooperation funds and development oriented trade…

Viking Cup moved to September due to SARS

Viking Cup, the annual encounter of all Viking football teams from Asia, has been postponed this year to 25-28 September 2003 due to the uncertainties surrounding the SARS virus.       The defending champion, Singapore Vikings, are organizing this year’s competition which traditionally is held in the Easter weekend. This year due to the outbreak of…

Fredskorpset kickstarts first south–south exchange programme

Twenty young professionals within environmental journalism, fishfarming and seismic studies from nine Asian countries – including Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR – participated in an introductory course in Bangkok to prepare themselves for the first south–south exchange programme of the new Norwegian Fredskorpset (Peace Corps).      This exchange programme is organized by Asia Pacific Forum of…

SARS impact: key factor is time it takes

The Nordic diplomatic representations and the Nordic business associations in South East Asia were almost unanimous in their evaluation of the impact of SARS on the economic relations between their respective home countries and their current country of residence.      In a quick survey conducted by ScandAsia at the height of the crisis in April all…

Norway in Asia seminar in March 2003

The conference takes place again this year at Beaufort Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on 13th and 14th March 2003, organised jointly by the Norwegian Business Association in Singapore, the Norwegian School of Management, the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and other embassies in the region.      The event is subtitled Experiences and Expectations. The three main…

Carlsberg Asia acquires brewery in China

Carlsberg Asia has acquired through its subsidiary Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Ltd. the entire share capital of the Chinese brewery Kunming Huashi Brewery Company Ltd. from the Zhejiang K.K. Group.The acquisition is subject to the approval of Chinese authorities. The brewery is situated in Kunming, the biggest city of the Yunnan province in the south…

Sweden’s first virtual primary school opens

Sweden is a leading IT-nation and a longtime user of computers and software in public as well as private education. And now comes the first virtual school for Swedish children, anywhere in the world, accessible 24 hours a day every day. All communication is done over the Internet. It is called PippisHemskola and offers the…