Latest Scandinavian Finland News

Santa Claus Takes Flight

Santa Claus takes flight on the flanks of Finland’s national airline Finnair’s long-haul boeing MD-11 fleet. A happily waving Seven-meter high Santa will be attached onto all Finair long-haul aircraft during the next few weeks. This will help spread the message of Christmas to the world until the end of this year.         Finnair’s Santa aircraft…

UNDP Funds Extension of Poverty Reduction Project in Vietnam

A signing ceremony on the extension of VIE 02/001 project for the period 2005-2010 was held in Hanoi on 17 October, the International Day for Poverty Reduction and Hunger Eradication.         This extension project is worth US$5 million and funded by Finland and the United Kingdom. The project will further support the implementation of the programs…

Finland Keen to Assemble Armoured Vehicles in Malaysia

Finland is interested to assemble armoured vehicles in Malaysia, said Mari Kiviniemi, the Foreign Trade and Development Minister.         For the primary stage, they want to export this technology into Malaysia and at the same time they will look for potential partners to manufacture or assemble the vehicles in Malaysia.         The discussion on this matter would…

Where Dining Is a Symphony

Diving is a passion for Mikko and for many years Koh Samui was his favourite diving destination. One day a Norwegian friend who managed a hotel on Samui asked him “why don’t you open a restaurant here? I have a suitable room you may rent!”        The Norwegian was well aware that Mikko was a brilliant…

Traumatic Application for Tsunami Commemorative Ceremony

Foreigners who wish to apply for the free visit to Thailand to participate in the Tsunami Commemorative Ceremony on 26 December 2005 must provide a number of traumatic evidence to support their claim.         To apply for support, applicants are requested to use an on-line form which was scheduled to be published on the website…

Wärtsilä Get EUR 50 Million Order by Singapore’s Keppel FELS

Finnish engineering group Wärtsilä said in a Helsinki stock exchange statement Thursday 6 October that they had received orders worth more than EUR 50 million for 32 engines from Singapore’s Keppel FELS.         The Wärtsilä 26 type engines are to power four jack-up offshore oil rigs and two semi-submersible platforms. Also steerable thrusters for the platforms…

Finland to Deliver Solution for Thai’ Shin Satellite

Finland’s Comptel Corporation will deliver mediation and provisioning solutions to Shin Satellite in Thailand. The agreement to deliver Comptel EventLink® mediation solution and Comptel InstantLink® provisioning solution for operators’ IP-based satellite network was reported on 6 October.         The value of the agreement has not been disclosed.         “Our delivery of both event mediation and provisioning solutions…

Deputy FM of Laos Visits Finland

Deputy Foreign Minister of Laos Phongsavath Boupha visits Finland on 10-11 October. The visit aims to focus on bilateral relations of the two countries as well as development issues.         During his visit Phongsavath Boupha will meet Under-Secretary of State Marjatta Rasi, Director General Ritva Koukku-Ronde from the Department for Development Policy, Director General Elina Kalkku…

Thai PM visits Finland

Thailand’s Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and Foreign Minister Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon will pay an official visit to Finland at the end of next week. The Prime Minister leaves Bangkok Sunday 9 October on an official trip that takes him to France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Finland and Russia during 9-16 October.

Thai Coins to be Minted in Finland

Mint of Finland, the Finnish coin production company signed contract with the Thai Treasury Department to produce and deliver 670 million pieces of one (1) Baht coins to Thailand.         The delivery will begin in December 2005 and will be finalized in fall 2006.         The value of the deal was not disclosed.          The contract is a…