Neste Singapore celebrates its 10th anniversary

The tenth anniversary of Neste Singapore was celebrated on November 20, 2017. To rejoice the decadal mark, many distinguished guests were invited, including Mr. S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Mrs Jayalekshmi Mohideen, Singapore’s Ambassador to Finland, and Ms. Paula Parviainen, Finnish Ambassador to Singapore. The Finnish based corporation and marketing company, located…

Knut Ostby new ad interim UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Myanmar

The United Nations has appointed Knut Ostby of Norway as ad interim United Nations Resident Coordinator in Myanmar where he will serve also on an ad interim basis as the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme. Mr. Ostby will serve in these functions from 1 November until further…

Fifa World Cup 2018: calls for celebration with ScandAsia

In the morning of 15 November it was clear that no less than three Nordic national football themes had qualified for the Fifa World Cup finals in Football in Russia, to take place on 14 June – 15 July 2018. Sweden had in the process progressed at the expense of Italy, and the Danish Vikings…

New Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam presented credentials

H.E. Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto presented his Letters of Credence to President of Vietnam Trần Đại Quang on 26th September. The President told Finish ambassador Kari Kahiluoto that Vietnam regards Finland as an important trade partner in the Nordic region and welcomes the country’s initiative to establish a strategic partnership in a number of areas, reported…

Sweden’s education minister visited Indonesia, Singapore

International cooperation between higher education institutions and world-class teacher training programmes were in focus when Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson visited Indonesia and Singapore on 3–6 October. In Indonesia, Ms Hellmark Knutsson met Minister for Technology, Research and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir to discuss international cooperation on higher education and…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines with Sustainable Development

NordCham Philippines organized its annual the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon at the Shangri-la at the Fort on October 26, 2017, gathering four Nordic Ambassadors and more than 100 executives from the business community to discuss corporate sustainability, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the private sector, reports Nordcham Philippines. Back in 2012 at the…

Vietnam-Finland International School in Hanoi being developed

A ‘Finnish School Day’ was arranged during 28 – 29 October 2017 at Ton Duc Thang University in Hanoi to commemorate the 100th Independence anniversary of Finland (1917-2017), the 45th diplomatic establishment anniversary between Vietnam and Finland, as well as the 20th establishment anniversary of Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU). The project development board of…

Danish Development Minister visited Rohingyas in Coxs Bazar

The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tornaes, has been in Cox’s Bazar during 29 – 30 October. She visited the Danish-supported humanitarian projects that helps with immediate protection, food aid and shelter for hundreds of thousands Rohingyas. The Minister met with government representatives and several organisations during the visit to Cox’s Bazar. During the…

Jotun opened Philippines paint manufacturing

Jotun, the Norwegian paint conglomerate, is set to conquer the Philippines market after having opened its brand new manufacturing facility on 6 November in bustling Batangas Province. Situated in the industrial area of Sto. Tomas, Batangas, the 7 hectare plant and main office house more than 70 employees and will manufacture its own paint products.…