Out of the office

Nearly all employees of The Ministry of Trade and Industry were out of the office on the same day recently.

On September 7, they visited a total of 59 companies all over Norway – where they learned about everything from burger-flipping and salmon farming to shipbuilding and beer production.

Minister Trond Giske visited Eltele AS in Alta and Marine Biochemicals – engaged in genetic research and diagnostics – in Tromsø.

State secretary Halvard Ingebrigtsen and  three NHD employees travelled to Aker Verdal. There, they were given a tour of the industry and a thorough briefing on the yard.

(Photo: Morten Hofstad, Helgelands Blad)

(Photo: Morten Hofstad, Helgelands Blad)

All counties in Norway were visited by staff from the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The longest trip – measured in travel time .- was probably the journey encountered by the group who visited Lovund. In order to be there on September 7, they had to leave Oslo the day before and back again early the next day. The trip to Lovund involved two plane rides and a two hours’ trip by ferry, and they also travelled by rib across the fjord of Træna. – We learned a lot and were well taken care of at Lovund, State secretary Pål Julius Skogholt said about the trip.

(Photo: NRK Newsplayer)

(Photo: NRK Newsplayer)

Some employees of the ministry also got to try work in practice. Tor Arne Berge spent the day cooking and selling hamburgers at a local McDonald’s.

News segment on NRK: http://nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/ostlandssendingen/1.7282654

Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry

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