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Thailand looking to Denmark for clean technology

Thailand’s energy minister Prommin Lertsuridej is mentioning Denmark as a country where coal is used for energy production without creating any pollution problems.      The Ministry of Energy is interested in promoting the use of coal and biomass as fuels for local electricity plants thereby minimizing the use of natural gas.      “Coal-fueled power plants are mostly…

Danish support for regional union’s meeting

Asian Workers’ Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Institute (OHSEI), which was set up three years ago with support from the Danish workers’ union LO-FTF, will organize a Theme Conference 3-5 December 2003 in Bangkok to strengthen trade unions’ promotion of occupational health issues by linking it to sustainable development.       Linking occupational health and safety…

Pavilion conference produces cooperation agreement

Some 120 participants joined the two-day Thai-Swedish conference on culture and sustainable development 17-18 July in Bispgården, Ragunda.      Besides information exchange and strengthening of relations between Sweden and Thailand, the seminar also resulted in: • A cooperation agreement between Khon Kaen University and the county of Jämtland • And the establishment of a Thai library…

Kai’s Danish Bakery in Nongkhai

Danish bakeries. You can find them all over the world. So why write about this guy, Kai, who together with his Thai wife over the past eight years has established a Danish Bakery in Nongkhai, the Northeastern bordertown between Thailand and Laos?       Well, read on.       I first met Kai years ago on Kata…

Don’t rent a motorcycle!

The largest Nordic travel insurance company, SOS International a/s warns of a dramatic increase in Nordic tourists injured in motorcycle accidents when on vacation in South East Asia. For Thailand, the numbers have shot up from 67 in 2001 to 93 in 2002. Accidents last year in other countries were: Indonesia 4 injured, Philippines 4…