Telenor still sees promising future with DTAC

The investment write-down by Norway’s Telenor in Total Access Communications (DTAC) will have no impact on Telenor’s long-term relationship with the Thai cell-phone operator, according to the report published in The Nation on February 19. Telenor said the earlier week that it had written down its investment in DTAC and the latter’s parent firm, United…

NeraTel contracted in Indonesia

Nera Telecommunications Ltd, Singapore (NeraTel) announced on 18 February 2003 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, P.T. Nera Indonesia, has entered into a supplementary agreement amounting to S$13.9 million with P.T. Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel)      Telkomsel holds nationwide cellular licence to provide and operate a GSM mobile telephone network in the Republic of Indonesia.      Under the agreement, P.T.…

Sweden’s Navy Chief visited Singapore

The Inspector-General of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear-Admiral Jorgen Ericsson, paid in early February a 4-day introductory visit to Singapore.      During his visit, Rear-Admiral Jorgen Ericsson called on Education Minister and Second Defence Minister Rear-Admiral Teo Chee Hean. A statementm issued by the Defence Ministry said that Rear-Admiral Ericsson’s visit underscored the good defence relations…

Swedish inspiration for environmental protection

Laotian Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Bountieng Phisamay recently visted Sweden to study Swedish education and environmental protection. Upon his return, Mr. Bountieng Phisamay urged the development industry not to forsake Laos’ natural heritage.      The minister suggested that government socio-economic development policyneeds to be implemented in such away that the environment is protected. He…

Danish Red Cross strengthens primary health care in Laos

The quality of life of ethnic minority tribes in remote Khoa district, Phongsaly province is being strengthened by the Primary Health Care Program of the Lao Red Cross supported by the Danish Red Cross (LRC-DRC project).      The healthcare program is focusing on the construction of gravity fed water systems and latrines. Education assistance is also…

Nordcham introduces new website

The new website of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam as an integrated part of the new ScandAsia.com concept was officially launched on Friday 14 February at a reception and buffet dinner at Le Restaurant D’Arthur on Han Thuyen Street in Hanoi.       More than 60 people participated in the event, including the Ambassadors…

PM comments on Danish CEO’s departure

The recent sudden departure of Flemming Jacobs, a 59-year-old Dane who headed Singapore’s state-linked shipping company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), has sparked a comment from Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.      “I am unhappy (with the news) because it creates an impression that Singapore doesn’t welcome foreign talent, but that impression must be removed,” the 61-year-old…

Bombardier makes Thai base its Asian HQ

Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Sweden AB is confident in promoting its Thai office as a regional engineering hub to serve potential train-signalling projects in Asia.      Bangkok Post quoted Mr. Staffan Hakanson, president of Bombardier Transportation Sweden as saying that the Thai base would assist in a number of signalling works of Bombardier Transportation worldwide.      “Thailand is…