Statkraft Norfund Power hunting for projects in Asia

Statkraft Norfund Power Invest AS, a 50-50 venture of Norway’s top power company Statkraft SF and state investment fund Norfund, is hunting for projects in Indonesia and the Philippines among other countries in Asia and Africa.      The Norwegian firm is engaged in hydropower development in poor countries. It announced early December an acquisition of Peruvian…

Wallenius Wilhelmsen makes PSA its SE-Asian hub

Global shipping and logistics company Wallenius Wilhelmsen has recently renewed its Appropriated Berth Agreement (ABA) with PSA Corporation Ltd. (PSA), which is the operator of the world’s largest container transhipment hub, PSA Singapore.      Signing on behalf of Wallenius Wilhelmsen was Mr. Anders Boman, Head of Region Asia, and for PSA, Mr. Tan Puay Hin, Head…

Mobifone reaches one million subscribers in Vietnam

The Swedish controlled mobile phone operator Mobifone on 10 December announced its one millionth subscriber on its GSM network in Vietnam.      “We are delighted to have reached this important milestone in subscriber numbers in Vietnam. There are strong growth prospects in this and our other markets because of current low penetration levels combined with our…

Tandberg Data launches ‘marketplace’ website in Asia

Norwegian Tandberg Data Asia Pte Ltd, which supply and manufacture professional tape information storage products worldwide, has launched a website especially for its Asia Pacific customers and business partners.      The Asian website, www.tandberg.com.sg, is hosted in Singapore and the first of its kind for Tandberg Data anywhere. It is designed for interactive use. With content…

Ragunda delegation in Bangkok receive full support by Minister of Culture

“A real breakthrough,” say four representatives from Ragunda municipality and the county of Jämtland after meeting their Thai counterparts in Bangkok 5-9 December to outline the next phase of what began as a Thai pavilion construction in Ragunda to commemorate HM King Chulalongkorn´s visit there 19 July 1897.      The pavilion has cemented a new and…

Norway’s support for school construction in Vietnam continues

Norway’s support for Vietnam in the latter’s project to construction schools in flood-prone areas has now completed its first phase, which saw 19 schools with 184 classrooms built between 2001-2003 in the central provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, and Quang Nam.      A conference among officials from the Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam and…