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Danish architecture exhibit at Malaysian Gallery

Danish architecture exhibit at Malaysian Gallery

“Architecture with People” is the name of the Danish exhibition that opened on Monday 20 February 2017 at the Galeri Serdang, which is part of the Faculty of Design and Architecture at Universiti Putra Malaysia. The exhibition is created by Danish Solutions which purpose is to enhance promotion of Danish architecture and architects globally. Danish Solutions is developed by Danish …

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Finnish cleantech company breaks record in Vietnam

Finnish cleantech company breaks record in Vietnam

Dewaco, a Finnish cleantech company, has broken its own record twice this month. In the start of February 2017 they first received their largest order of company history from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, where they were to deliver 100 chain scraper systems for a new wastewater plant. “Managing and coordinating of the large order has been challenging, but rewarding. Thanks …

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Norway build skills for jobs in Vietnam, Myanmar

Norway build skills for jobs in Vietnam, Myanmar

The Norwegian government is investing in education and job creation in developing countries. On 14 February 2017 the government announced that they had entered five new partnerships for vocational education in Vietnam, Myanmar, Malawi and Uganda. “Lack of qualified labour is often an obstacle when hiring locals in developing countries. With this new program we create a win-win situation for both …

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MAXXI

A new and innovative approach to build a resort

To the naked eye the stunning villas of The Royals Sands may look like any other luxurious 5-star resort but Thai Swedish-owned, Maxxi Factory, used a new and innovative approach to build the villas. Maxxi Factory are prefabricating components of the villas before assembling them on the site. “What makes this technique unique is that a 5-star resort normally has …

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Cambodia Focus event in Bangkok

Cambodia Focus event in Bangkok

In partnership with among other all the Nordic chambers of commerce organisations in Bangkok, EuroCham Cambodia organises the full-day seminar: ‘Cambodia Focus: Explore opportunities across the border on 14 March 2017. Targets for the forum are European businesses with the wish to expand operations in the ASEAN region. The event is tailored specifically for European businesses in Thailand, togive you …

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Jotun’s growth in Southeast Asia contributes to result

Jotun’s growth in Southeast Asia contributes to result

Jotun (Norway), one of the world's leading manufacturers of paints and powder coatings delivered its second best result ever in 2016, seeing strong results in challenging markets such as Southeast Asia. Led by solid growth in the Decorative Paints and Powder Coatings segments, the company had operating revenue of NOK 15.8 billion and an operating profit of NOK 1.8 billion. …

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Norwegian Ambassador meets Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Norwegian Ambassador meets Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Kjetil Paulsen, Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, met with newly appointed executive director of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, ADPC, Hans Guttman, on Friday 17 February 2017. They discussed the future of ADPC and Norway’s continued involvement with the organization. Being extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, the Asia-Pacific region must proactively manage its disaster risk. With nearly 30 years of …

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Vietnam desires Swedish support to reach climate goals

Vietnam desires Swedish support to reach climate goals

On 17 February 2017 Pereric Högberg, Swedish Ambassador to Hanoi, met with Chairwoman of the National Assembly in Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, to discuss opportunities to strengthen and bring the bilateral relationship to a higher level. Chairwoman Ngan emphasised a desire for Sweden to continue support to Vietnam in order to implement the UN millennium goals in dealing with …

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Norway's Minister of Agriculture and Food meets with China

Norway's Minister of Agriculture and Food meets with China

Jon Georg Dale, Minister of Agriculture and Food in Norway, met with the Chinese Ambassador to Norway, Wang Min, on 21 February 2017, to discuss opportunities for a collaboration in agriculture and food. The two exchanged experiences on the research partnership between Norway and China facilitated by Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO, opening for the export of genetic resource …

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Volvo Cars’ sales hit new record in 2016

Volvo Cars’ sales hit new record in 2016

Chinese-owned Swedish brand Volvo Cars has reported a robust 66 per cent increase in operating profit in 2016 to SEK11 billion and a new record as global sales hit 534,332 cars. Volvo S90 Excellence exterior side Net revenue for the period increased 10 per cent to SEK180.7bn compared to SEK164.0 bn in 2015 while the operating profit margin improved significantly …

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