ABB secures SEK 38 million contract in Hanoi

Hanoi Power Company has signed a SEK 38 million contract for delivery of a new operations center that will manage electricity supply in Hanoi.      The center, which enables real time network surveillance and management, will be operational by mid 2005. Hanoi Power Company supplies electricity to 325 000 customers.      “The new system will decrease the…

Swedish investigation on GAM still on

The Swedish Prosecutor General’s International Public Prosecution Office in Stockholm is still collecting material for its investigation about the Free Aceh Movement’s, GAM, activities in Sweden.      “There is no conclusion yet. We are still waiting for some more information from Indonesia,” says an official at the prosecutor’s office to Scandasia.      It was after a visit…

Wat Thai Norway to move next year

Wat Thai Norway Buddhist temple in Oslo will next summer move to a new location 30 km north of Oslo on Trondheim Road to become the center for Buddhism in Norway.      According to the Abbot of Wat Thai Norway, Phrakru Palad Samruat Kamalo, there are approximately 20,000 Buddhists in Norway, among them about 4,000 Thai…

SIDA lays down conditions for democratic development and human rights

For the first time since Sweden began to support Vietnam with foreign aid over 30 years ago does a new aid package come with strings attached on democratic development, greater openness and human rights.      “To support Vietnam’s road towards larger openness, democracy and respect for human rights is another main task for Swedish aid. Sida…

Vietnamese jamming of Radio Sweden broadcastings causes strong protest

The Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, SR, will protest and act forcefully against regular jamming of Radio Sweden’s Swedish language broadcasts in South East Asia, says Ms Kerstin Brunnberg, Director of Programs at SR to the daily SvD.      The interruption of Radio Sweden’s broadcastings has gone on since 26 October and is caused by two strong jam…