Christer van der Kwast, Chief Public Prosecutor at the Swedish National Anti-Corruption Unit, is one step closer to prosecuting a dozen top Swedish executives for bribery in connection with the oil-for-food scheme in Iraq.
GIEK has been granted an extended frame for its special guarantee scheme for developing countries. Though the extension is much smaller than GIEK’s original request, it is big enough to respond to guarantee applications that have piled up at GIEK. It is not sufficient to take on large new projects like the Karuma hydropower project in Uganda.
The Swedish Embassy in Hanoi has recently completed the tender process for the first phase in a major new land administration project in Vietnam. The British firm Infoterra has been awarded the contract.