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Guide for expat diplomats in Denmark

Former Danish Ambassador to Thailand, Niels Kaas Dyrlund, who is currently Chief of Protocol at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen, has published a new guide book for expatriate diplomats in Denmark. The handbook explains the rules and regulations which the Diplomats and other Mission staff should follow while in Denmark.       It is…

Denmark paid for Vietnamese environment report

Vietnam Environment Monitor 2003 was published recently by the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, World Bank and Danida – the Danish International Development Assistance – represented in Vietnam by the Royal Danish Embassy in Hanoi. Danida had provided the technical and financial assistance to publish the publication.       The launch took place on…

Danisco expands with xanthan gum

Danisco enters into a joint venture with one of the largest xanthan gum suppliers in China, the Henan Tianguan group. Xanthan is used in the food industry as a stabilising agent in salad dressing, sauces, beverages, mayonnaise, ketchup, bakery products and dairy desserts.       The joint venture will be named Danisco Tianguan (Nanyang) Co., Ltd.…

DABS celebrates 20th Anniversary at Annual Ball

About 225 members and guests of the Danish Business Association of Singapore (DABS) celebrated DABS’ 20th anniversary at the 3rd Annual Ball held at Singapore’s prestigious Raffles Hotel on October 25, 2003. The cocktail evening started at 6.30 p.m. with lots of entertainment followed, including a wonderful show by world famous Danish entertainer Eddie Skoller.…

DANIDA sponsors seminar on water supply in Vietnam

The Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) has recently co-sponsored an international seminar on water supply, drainage and urban sanitation organized by Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association and the Ministry of Construction in Ho Chi Mihn City on October 16-17.      The other sponsor of the two-day seminar was the Asian Development Bank.      “We believe great…

Scandinavian Jazz in Vietnam

A European Jazz Festival in Vietnam in mid-November is under preparation, involving among others bands or individual musicians from Denmark, Sweden and Norway.       From Denmark, a concert with Alex Riel trio is scheduled for Sunday 9 November in Ho Chi Minh City and in Hanoi on Wednesday 12 November. In Hanoi, the German jazz…

Jesper Vibe-Hansen to Taipei

Jesper Vibe-Hansen, former Commercial Attache at the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok and before that sector expert for agriculture at the embassy in Kuala Lumpur, has been appointed Commercial Officer at the Danish Trade Organization’s Taipei Office in Taiwan.      Jesper Vibe-Hansen, who has special expertise within agriculture and food products, will join the newly appointed…

Stable Lodge celebrated 11 years

More than 200 Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Thai birthday guests joined the festivities on Saturday 11 October celebrating the Danish Bangkok restaurant Stable Lodge’s 11 year birthday. The day was this year moved one week forward because of the APEC meeting which will seriously complicate navigating in Bangkok’s inner city center.       To the tunes…