SSS Garden Party 2003

Some 120 Danes, Swedes, Norwegian and Finns enjoyed the annual Garden Party, which took place Saturday 1st of February in the lovely garden of the Danish Ambassador Mr. Ulrik Helweg-Larsen and his wife Christina Helweg-Larsen.      The setting was beautiful, the sky clear with shining stars, and the buffet dinner had a Scandinavian touch. The music,…

NeraTel gets NOK 35 million WorldCommunicator contract in Philippines

Nera Telecommunications Ltd, a Nera ASA’s associated company in Singapore, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, a Memorandum of Agreement and a Frame Supply Contract with Isaiah Verse 65 Foundation, Inc in the Philippines for the supply, delivery and implementation of 1,000 Nera WorldCommunicator with Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS) capabilities, and the Virtual Private…

Nera sign broadband satellite contract with Shin Satellite

Nera ASA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Nera Broadband Satellite, has entered into an agreement with Shin Satellite to deliver gateways for use in the iPSTAR system, offering broadband communications via satellite.      The contract has a value of approximately NOK 125 million (USD 16.6 million). The agreement was signed in December 2002 and was registered…

Norway encourages lao kids to read

Save the Children Norway has provided US$ 91,400 to produce magazines for children, in order to encourage them to read from an early age.      The memorandum was inked on 17 December 2002 at the Lao Youth Union by representative of Save the Children Norway Mr Beng Ajiro and Head of the Lao Youth Union Mr…

Innovation improves service at Santa Fe

Santa Fe, EAC’s Moving & Relocation Services, has developed a web-based Tenancy Management System which give their customers easy access to information about the properties they lease to house their expatiate staff.      The new system enables both Santa Fe and its corporate customers – via any computer connected to the Internet – to access customer-specific…

Smedvig to build new tender rig in Southeast Asia

Smedvig has entered into an agreement with Malaysia Shipyard and Engineering Sdn Bhd in South Malaysia for the purpose of building a new self erecting tender rig. The new unit is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter 2004, and capital expenditure is estimated to approximately US$ 67 million,including the derrick equipment set.      The tender…

Per Kastrup has passed away

Mr. Per Kastrup , one of the most colourful of the long-time Danish residents in Thailand, passed away on January 16, 2003 at the age of 62 at General Hospital in Pattaya. He was cremated on Sunday, January 19 and on the following Sunday his ashes were strewn in the sea off Koh Lan outside…

Carlsberg Breweries strengthens its focus on Asia

Jesper Bjorn Madsen has been appointed Senior Vice President of Carlsberg Breweries A/S with primary responsibility for the Asian activities as of 1 August 2003 and will return to Copenhagen to take up this new responsibility.      Jesper Bjorn Madsen is currently CEO of Carlsberg Hong Kong Ltd. and Chief Operations Officer responsible for Carlsberg Asia’s…