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ABB inaugurates robotics plant in Thailand

The Swedish-Swiss technology corporation ABB on 3 November opened a new facility in Thailand, ABB Robotics Machine-Tending Limited (RMT). The new facility to produce machine-tending robotics, in Rayong Province, Thailand was inaugurated in the presence of H.E Sweden’s Ambassador Staffan Herrström and Sirichote Singsa, who oversees ABB’s Robotics and Motion division in Thailand. Under the…

Denmark’s new ambassador finally arrived to Malaysia

Denmark’s next Ambassador to Malaysia, Jesper Vahr, has arrived in Malaysia to take up his new post (photographed ere with his wife, Ane). 7 November was his first working day at the Embassy of Denmark in Kuala Lumpur. He is looking forward to a great collaboration with local and international authorities, as well as Danish…

Sweden provides new Rohingya refugees support of SEK 100 million

The Rohingya crisis continues to grow as more and more people fly from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Sida (Swedish International Development Agency) has in November therefore decided to distribute a new humanitarian support of 100 million kronor to organizations that assist refugees both in Bangladesh and Myanmar where the needs are enormous. “When so many people…

DigitalRoute lands new Thailand deal: True Corp

DigitalRoute, the leading Swedish provider of Data Integration and management solutions globally, has announced that its MediationZone product is being deployed by Real Move, the mobile subsidiary of Thailand’s leading multi-play operator True Corporation, to enable the launch of enhanced bundled service offers across its fixed, mobile, Internet, digital and satellite networks. The new deployment,…

Danfoss’ Southeast Asia energy efficiency bus tour

On 23 October Danfoss Drives, a world leader in variable speed control of electric motors, launched the inaugural ‘Danfoss Drives Southeast Asia Energy Efficiency Tour’ to Support Malaysia’s Industry 4.0 Plans. The Tour will showcase solutions that can be deployed by industries to achieve energy efficiency from the perspective of cost saving as well as…

Finnish art exhibition with Soile Yli-Mäyry

During 14 – 22 October the new solo exhibition ‘Digidream’ by Finnish artist Soile Yli-Mäyry took place at Goshen Art Gallery, Millennia Walk, Singapore. A crowd of art enthusiasts came to the opening to admire the colourful paintings of the artist, who was exhibiting in Singapore for the tenth time now. The Ambassador of Finland,…

Cambodia Communication Institute training opened

On 18 October the Cambodia Communication Institute of Royal University of Phnom Penh organized an opening ceremony of the training course on ‘Access to Information’ phase 3 for journalists and media practitioners. The project is funded by Sweden through UNESCO with the support of Ministry of Information. The ceremony was presided over by H.E Ouk…

Finnish exhibition held in Shanghai

The glass art exhibition ‘The Story of a Finnish Woman‘ by Ritva-Liisa Pohjalainen together with the ‘Kuopio – Capital of Lakeland‘ was held in late October at the Yun Jian Art Museum on the 29th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center. The centerpiece of the exhibition was the story of a Finnish woman as told…

Finland 100 Gala 2017 Hong Kong invitation

FinnCham (Finnich Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong) is inviting to their annual Celebrate Finland Gala – this year in honour of Finland’s 100 years of independence! The annual gala dinner will be held at the American Club on Saturday, December 9, 2017. During the night guests will enjoy a special Finland 100-menu designed by…

Dane Kristian Schmidt EU’s new Ambassador to Myanmar

On 17 October, the new Ambassador of the European Union to Myanmar, Mr Kristian Schmidt (Denmark), handed over his credentials to the President of the Union of Myanmar, U Htin Kyaw, at the presidential palace in Nay Pyi Taw. Ambassador Schmidt, who arrived to Myanmar in September 2017, will represent the European Union and serve…