Ole Madsen Celebrated 60 Years

Mr. Ole Madsen, owner of Scaneast Co., Ltd. and co-founder of Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce, was celebrated with a surprise breakfast party at his home on his 60 year birthday Tuesday 18 March. Dressed in beach style bath robe, Ole Madsen came down to meet the thirty plus friends who had turned up led by…

Embassies ready for “new” initiative

Danish embassies in South East Asia are ready and eager to follow up on a new Danish government initiative to promote the usage of the facilities at the embassies more intensively. Offering temporary office facilities to Danish companies at the Danish embassies, which is part of the new initiative, is however a problem at some…

Norway supports Luang Prabang for higher quality teaching

Save the Child Norway has donated over 123,281,000 kip for improving the learning and teaching facilities, as part of the aid group’s support for the attempt of Luang Prabang province to improve the quality of its teachers.      The donation was made for improving the learning and teaching facilities for population study, reproductive study and sexual…

Norwegian trade with Thailand grew in January 2003

Norway’s import from Thailand increased slightly by 4.2% to 89.6 million NOK in January 2003 while export from the Scandinavian country to Thailand during the same month grew significantly by 61.3% to NOK 50.7 million. Unlike with Thailand, Norway’s trade with Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in January 2003 decreased considerably from January last year. Imports…

Oceanor to watch Chao Phraya River

Six land based water quality monitoring stations and one mobile unit will this spring be set up along the banks of the Chao Phraya River by a consortium led by the Norwegian company, Oceanor-Oceanographic Company of Norway ASA.       The project, called Metropole Watch, is the first attempt within the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration area to…

Five new DTCC board members elected

Close to fifty members of Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce elected a new board with five new members at the Annual General Meeting of the Chamber held on 6 March 2003 at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.       The new board members are Henrik Friis, Disa; Kristian Strand, Nokia; Santhapat Periera, Tilleke & Gibbins, Peter Romhild, Berli Jucker…

Prince Joachim opens Hempel plant in Malaysia

His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark on Tuesday 18 February opened a new manufacturing plant in Johore, Malaysia, of The Hempel Group, a Denmark-based leading global independent producer of protective coatings for marine and industrial applications.      “We are honoured to have His Royal Highness, Prince Joachim of Denmark officiate our opening ceremony,” Mr Ditlev Engel,…

Vietnam is better than you think

“Swedish corporations established in Vietnam are extremely pleased with their presence and doing very well,” says Mr. Niels Sundvik, Sweden’s dynamic Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.      “For some of them, Vietnam is their best emerging market in Asia,” he elaborates. “For many it is the fastest growing market. And for all of them…