Danish support for regional union’s meeting

Asian Workers’ Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Institute (OHSEI), which was set up three years ago with support from the Danish workers’ union LO-FTF, will organize a Theme Conference 3-5 December 2003 in Bangkok to strengthen trade unions’ promotion of occupational health issues by linking it to sustainable development.       Linking occupational health and safety…

Ha Long Bay Eco-museum backed by Norway

With a financial backing from Norway and a technical support from UNESCO, Cua Van Floating Cultural Centre will soon be added to the attractions of UNESCO World Heritage Site Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam News reported.      The cultural centre is the first phase of Ha Long Bay Eco-museum project, an effort to protect Vietnam’s natural…

Vietnam’s fisheries school gets Norwegian assistance

The government of Norway has pledged more than US$2.18 million to help Vietnam’s Nha Trang College of Fisheries improve its training and research capacity.      The agreement was signed in Hanoi late June by Norway’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Vietnam, Per G.Stavnum and Vietnam’s Deputy Education and Training Minister Tran Van Nhung.      The support is…

Denmark, Sweden at ASEM meeting

The ASEM meeting of foreign ministers from Asia and Europe opened Thursday 24 Juli, 2003 in Bali. From Sweden, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Hans Dahlgren and from Denmark, Undersecretary of State, Peter Lysholt Hansen participated in the meeting.       Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri on Thursday formally opened the meeting of Asian and European…

New Danish website in Vietnam

Mogens Poulsen, Counsellor and Head of the Private Sector Development Programme (PSD) at the Royal Danish Embassy in Hanoi has launched a new website – – dedicated to help Danish and Vietnamese business enterprises understand the Danida PSD Programme as well as the TechChange programme.       The PSD programme aims at creating economic growth and…

Norwegian technology expected to prevent fish kills in Philippines

Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-National Integrated Fisheries Technology and Development Center (BFAR-NIFTDC) is pinning its hope on the Norwegian government’s assistance in preventing fish kills that destroy millions of pesos in aquaculture investments in Pangasinan province yearly.      BFAR-NIFTDC chief Westly Rosario told The Manila Times in June that the technology for an environmental…

Telenor’s DiGi sees 33% revenue growth in H1

DiGi.Com Berhad (DiGi), Telenor ASA’s mobile operation in Malaysia, on July 22 announced higher revenue of MYR 793.0 million for the first half year ended 30 June 2003, an impressive growth of 33% as compared with the previous corresponding period.      DiGi’s Norwegian chief operating officer, Tore Johnsen said the company has clearly been seeing consistent…

Danish-Indonesian Pottery Industrialist

A Danish mind combined with an Indonesian heart. This is how the Danish businessman Michael (a.k.a. Mike among friends) Mantzius Andersen describes himself.       You could call it my “curse or blessing in life”. When I am in Denmark, I miss Indonesia. And when I am in Indonesia, I miss Denmark, Michael Mantzius Andersen explained…