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…

Lao radio stations receive SIDA’s assistance

The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) on May 16 provided technical assistance to radio stations of Savannakhet and Luang Prabang provinces as part of the local radio station improvement project.      The aid items consist of radio broadcasting equipment that will help the local radio stations reach wider areas so that people living in the remote…

Laos’ educational improvement phase 2 launched with Swedish support

The Swedish government has taken part in supporting Laos’ Ministry of Education with a donation of USD 12 million in the latter’s second phase of educational improvement project.      The second phase of the ministry’s project was launched in nine target provinces for the period from May 5, 2003 to December 31, 2007 with the aims…

Sweden helps computerize Laos’ taxation system

Laos’ Tax Department on May 27 received 214 computer sets from the National Tax Board of Sweden to computerize tax administration in the country.      The hand-over ceremony took place at Laos Tax Department, Ministry of Finance. The exchange was made between Mr. Vanechay Khenvongdala, Director General of the Tax Department, and Mr. Henrik Konkel, Tax…

DiGi in strategic partnership with Siemens

DiGi Telecommunications company on 27 May signed a strategic agreement with Siemens Malaysia to spend between 100 and 200 million ringgit on boosting its technological capabilities amid stiffer competition.       According to Tore Johnsen, DiGi’s Norwegian Chief Executive Officer, the agreement will enable DiGi to upgrade its GSM/GPRS mobile network to next-generation wireless technology, introducing…

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…