Maria Jønsson

Maria Jønsson is a journalist trainee working at ScandAsia from 1 August 2016 till February 2017.

Danish enterprises explore Vietnamese market

The Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC) and the Andersen Consult Group of Denmark co-hosted a networking programme on 10 January to boost partnerships between Vietnamese and Danish enterprises. Danish firms evaluated Vietnam as a potential market for high-quality products such as organic foodstuffs and machinery used in aquatic product processing…

Finland’s HMD to launch new Nokia Android phone

Finland-based HMD Global says it’s launching its first smartphone — the Nokia 6 — in China, under license from the network provider — once the world’s top cellphone maker. The aluminum handset, with a 5.5-inch screen, will be the first Nokia to run the Android operating system. HMD Global, the licensee of the Nokia brand…

Indonesia to promote tourism in Nordic countries

The Tourism Ministry in Indonesia aims to attract more tourists from Nordic countries in Northern Europe during the Nordic Travel Fair next week in Helsinki, Finland, where it will showcase Indonesian culture in its pavilion. The Indonesian government expects the travel fair to be held from January 19 to 22, to help tap into the tourism potential of…

Danish dyke inspection in Ayutthaya

On Monday 9 January 2017, Ambassador of Denmark to Thailand, Uffe Wolffhechel, together with Top Executives from ECCO Thailand and ECCO Tannery Thailand conducted a dyke inspection and a meeting discussion with the representatives from Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) at the Saha Rattana Nakorn Industrial Estate in Ayutthaya. A good collaboration among three…

Catrine Carøe teaches Danish in Bangkok

The gift of learning the mother tounge Walking down the halls of NIST International School in Bangkok, you will hear children speaking languages from all over the world. Spanish, German, Hindi, Thai and Mandarin. And right there, squeezed in between two Mandarin classes, in the room with the slanted, dusty blue walls, in the middle…

New humanitarian aid to Myanmar

The Danish government has provided DKK 10 million (USD 1.4 million) to the Myanmar Humanitarian Fund managed by United Nations OCHA Myanmar. The new Danish contribution will assist people affected by the recently wake of fighting and conflict in the states of Kachin, Shan and Rakhine. The UN estimates that 525,000 people in Myanmar currently…

Finn arrested for drug producing and trafficking

A 28-year-old Finnish woman was among five foreigners who were arrested for allegedly producing and trafficking drugs during police raids at two locations in Sihanoukville, southern Cambodia, on Saturday 24 December 2016. Police seized hundreds of pills – including MDMA – several hundred grams of powder and tools believed to be used in drug production,…

Danish architects to design new library in Shanghai

The Danish architect firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) has won a two stage international competition to design the new city library for Shanghai, China. The 110,000 square metre library will be situated right next to Shanghai’s largest park in Pudong District, known for its iconic skyline. The main library building will float above two pavilions that include a…