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Norway’s half-year trade with major ASEAN countries slipped

Norway’s trade of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia slipped in the first half of 2003, as compared to the same period last year.      From January to June 2003, the exports to Singapore saw a significant…

Laos’ media training on gender role supported by NORAD

Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), supported a four-day training course under the theme “Gender Role and Mass Media” in Vientiane in July.      The training course, jointly organized by the Information Gender Role Centre and the Mass Media Department under Laos’ Ministry of Information and Culture…

NORAD supports Vietnam in fight against HIV/AIDS

Norway and Britain early May in Hanoi entered into an agreement with Vietnamese government to provide a financial support of over US$25 million for Vietnam to fight against HIV/AIDS – the largest internationally funded project to tackle the disease so far.      The project will be funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and…

Norway, Sweden help launch Vietnam’s primary education scheme

Norway and Sweden have, among other donors, provided financial aid for Vietnamese government to launch US$243.8-million Primary Education for Disadvantaged Children project aimed at helping underprivileged children in Vietnam complete a full cycle of primary schooling.      Of the total project budget, US$139 million will be loan from the World Bank, US$65 million given by the…

Norway bringing next hope for peace to Philippines

Peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF), the underground political umbrella of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), will resume by the end of July in Oslo, Norway, reported the Manila Bulletin citing House Speaker Jose De Venecia’s statement made on July 2.      This followed President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s…

Jotun Paints Vietnam celebrated 5th Anniversary

Jotun Paints Vietnam has over its first five years in Vietnam achieved the leading positions in the marine and industrial paint sectors. The Norwegian company continues its rapid and ambitious growth, committed also to development of the Vietnamese society.       The 5 Year Anniversary was celebrated 21st March 2003 when around 200 customers and suppliers…