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Telenor Mobile signs global MMS deal with Ericssons

Telenor Mobile and Ericsson in December 2002 signed a global framework agreement for Multimedia Messaging Services solutions, the technology that offers enhanced messaging capabilities such as color pictures, photographs, sounds, animations and audio clips. The agreement involves all Telenor Mobile operations in Europe and Asia. Ericsson will provide the MMS platform and related systems as…

Norwegian go go show in Phuket too much

When a Norwegian woman went on stage to give a show together with Thai go go dancers at the Pink Panther bar in Patong’s Soi Seadragon on Phuket it became too much – for a couple of Norwegian tourists! The tourists took pictures of the show and filed a complaint with the police over the “shameful performance”,…

Norway praised for mine clearing support

Norway was praised for its contribution to clear landmines in Thailand in an editorial carried in Bangkok Post on October 26, 2002. Estimates vary as to the number of Thai civilians who are severely maimed and crippled each year by land mines, but the most conservative figure is 3,500 people. The editorial welcomed a proposal…

Norwegian Minister leads Scandinavian Church renovation

The Scandinvian Church on Sukhumvit Soi 33 was during the month of June renovated by a group of volunteers from the congregation under the guidance of the Norwegian Minister Gro Haaversen Barth. Apart from Gro and her husband Magne, the volunteers included Haldor Sandtorv, Anders Fossberg, Bodil and Jan Evensen, Robert Kronberg, Kjersti Mathiesen and the Thai staff…

Norway to revive Philippine peace talks

Norway has agreed to try to revive peace talks between the Philippines government and communist rebels. The announcement was made in Oslo in mid-October by Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen after talks with his Philippines counterpart Blas Ople. Mr Ople said he wanted the rebels to renounce political assassinations as a pre-condition for renewed talks…

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…