Green efforts go unheard

In addition to the environmental requirements for lead smelter to ensure no lead contamination reached the public, the government has also announced an incentive plan to encourage lead smelters to upgrade their facilities to closed systems that prevent the leakage of lead content into the environment. Under the regulation, battery manufacturers that use locally recycled…

Ecco Thailand opens advanced warehouse

Ecco Shoes on Wednesday 9 April 2003 inaugurated a distribution warehouse and an expansion of its production line. The opening was performed by Minister for Industry and Karl Tuysby, founder of Ecco Shoes together with Ecco (Thailand)’s Managing Director Kitti Chaiwattanatorn, Danish Ambassador Ulrik Helweg-Larsen and the Minister of Industry, Mr. Somsak Thepsutin.      The warehouse…

Four new board members elected at TNCC’s AGM in Bangkok

Members of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce on April 8 elected four new members of the chamber’s board of governors at this year’s annual general meeting held at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit hotel in Bangkok.      The new members were: Erik Knive (Norconsult Telematics), Jorgen Udvang (Too Small), Kristian Bo (TelecomAsia) and Ellen Hertzberg (Hertzberg Consulting).…

DABS Annual General Meeting

Christian Jacobsen, Clipper Elite Carriers (Asia) Pte. Ltd. was elected new Committee Member of DABS – Danish Busines Association of Singapore – at the recent Annual General Meeting of DABS on the evening of Thursday, 3 April 2003 at The Swiss Club.      With Christian Jacobsen’s election, the full board now consists of President Soren Schouw…

Scandinavian “innebandy” team wins Singapore National Championship

The Singapore National Championship in “innebandy” – called floorball in English – was recently won by the Scandinavian “innebandy” team in Singapore, Nhac Tre No 1. This is the first time ever a Scandinavian team has won the national championships.      “Innebandy” or floorball is a very popular sport in Sweden and is growing in popularity…

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…

Vietnamese the second largest group naturalized in Norway

Previous Vietnamese citizens make the second largest group that has been granted Norwegian citizenship since 1977, according to the latest figures released by Statistics Norway.      Since 1977 – which is the first year that Norway has statistics on naturalizations – and until 2002, a total of 13,009 Vietnamese have been given Norwegian citizenships. The largest…

Norwegian population growing

Thai immigrants, among others from Asia and Middle East, play big part in growing population of Norway which increased by 27,900 people last year.      Norway’s total population now stands at 4,552,000, according to fresh numbers released recently by the state Central Bureau of Statistics.      The nearly 30,000 ‘new Norwegians’ represent growth of only about 0.6%.…