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Danish organisation to help demining Vietnam

Danish organisation to help demining Vietnam

The Danish Demining Group (DDG) has provided USD 1,3 million for the second phase of a search for unexploded devices in the central Quang Nam province. More than 15 million metric tonnes of explosives were dropped on Vietnam during the Vietnam war making it one of the most contaminated countries in the world, and that is what the non-governmental Danish …

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Denmark and Vietnam celebrate 45 years of diplomatic ties

Denmark and Vietnam celebrate 45 years of diplomatic ties

Vietnam and Denmark celebrated 45 years of diplomatic ties on 25 November. This happened with a gathering in Ho Chi Minh City organised by The Royal Danish Embassy. For more than four decades, Vietnam and Denmark have evolved a very strong partnership, said Danish ambassador to Vietnam, Charlotte Laursen. Over the years, Denmark and Vietnam's collaboration has expanded to things …

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Denmark-Vietnam green workshop in Hanoi

Denmark-Vietnam green workshop in Hanoi

Vietnam's Ministry of Construction and the Danish Embassy in Vietnam held a workshop together on 2 December in Hanoi. The goal was to attract experts, business representatives and authorities and discuss ways to promote energy-efficient construction. The Ministry of Construction has worked with lots of international parters - especially Denmark has shared its expertise on green construction projects. Director of …

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Surge in Vietnamese beer prices causes Carlsberg to hesitate

Surge in Vietnamese beer prices causes Carlsberg to hesitate

A surge in prices for beer from Vietnam's Hanoi Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp. (Habeco) has been caused by speculative buying on very thin volume, claims Tayfun Uner, CEO of Carlsberg Vietnam. The postulate stated by the Danish brewery giant is the cause of heated negotiations in the South East Asian beer market. Carlsberg has previously announced that they are interested in …

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Denmark-Myanmar bilateral agreement on USD 70 million

Denmark-Myanmar bilateral agreement on USD 70 million

On Thursday 1 December 2016, Danish Ambassador to Myanmar, Peter Hansen, and Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance in Myanmar, U Maung Maung Win, signed a bilateral agreement on USD 70 million on the new Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme for the period 2016-2020. Denmark is stepping up its support to Myanmar's development with a new …

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Peter Lysholt Hansen, Danish Ambassador to Myanmar. 

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Balut - a fun dice game for intelligent people

Balut - a fun dice game for intelligent people

Every Danish expat in Asia – and all over the globe – would know of or have heard of the game of Balut, which under its present structure and form was initiated in Bangkok in 1972 by a group of Danish expats, and from there it mushroomed to cities and capitals all over the world under the umbrella organization, …

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Indonesia wants Denmark and Norway to develop Malacca Strait

Indonesia wants Denmark and Norway to develop Malacca Strait

Indonesia's Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, has encouraged firms from Denmark and Norway to join forces in building a sustainable marine infrastructure in Indonesia. On 28 November, Budi Karya Sumadi has issued a financing team focusing on investments in the transportation sector. “Denmark and Norway are home to the world’s leading shipping companies. Therefore, we encourage them to develop the …

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Denmark and Indonesia joins forces against terrorism

Denmark and Indonesia joins forces against terrorism

Chief of the National Counter-terroism Agency in Indonesia, General Suhardi Alius, held a meeting with Denmark's ambassador to Indonesia, Casper Klynge on 25 November. The purpose of the meeting was to establish an exchange in information regarding counter-terrorism. Photo: Antara Foto/Muhammad Iqbal "Denmark is more aware of Indonesia's achievements in countering terrorism and wants to learn from our experience to …

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Sweden creates people network to push for sustainability

Sweden creates people network to push for sustainability

Swedish Institute’s Management Programme - SIMP - has implemented a new approach to promote sustainability in Asia ((supported by Enact, a sustainability consultancy firm in Stockholm) by focusing on building an active network of open-minded leaders interested in promoting improved relations and business cooperation between the participating countries and Sweden. Targets are in their mid-career, between the age of 25 …

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Get the best of all inclusive with Aleenta Resort

Get the best of all inclusive with Aleenta Resort

Get the best of all inclusive deals at Aleenta Phuket - Phang Nga Resort & Spa  Stay period: Now until Dec. 20th, 2016 We are delighted to introduce a choice of fabulous All-Inclusive Packages at Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Phang Nga.Ideal for guests who want to immerse themselves in …

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Sweden continues Mekong River Commission support

Sweden continues Mekong River Commission support

On 25 November Sweden signed an agreement on continued support to Mekong River Commission (MRC) for more sustainable development of the Mekong basin. Sweden emphasized the importance of gender integration and anti-corruption awareness during the 23rd MRC council meeting. The Government of Sweden has granted SEK 49 million (equivalent to USD 5.3 million) to  MRC to implement its strategic work …

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