Category: General news

Malaysian dairy farmer increases production with Danish help






Kasem Hasam, Nur Dairy Farm in Selangor, Malaysia, has increased the production on his dairy farm by 20 percent with a little Danish guidance. In March, a Danish business delegation visited dairy farms around Malaysia where they spoke to the farmers about the different challenges in dairy production both in Malaysia and in Denmark. One…

Jazz diva Malene Mortensen back in Bangkok, Hua Hin next






Danish modern jazz and pop singer Malene Mortensen is back in Thailand! She performed a short “warm-up” concert on Thursday 22 June at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, before heading to Hua Hin International Jazz Festival 2017 and her concert there on Saturday 24 June. The concert was held in the French lounge-style venue L’Appart in celebration…

Snøhetta architecture in Bangkok






Dr. Ole Gustavsen, rector at the Norwegian College of Architecture, gave a lecture at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center about the famous Norwegian architecture company, Snøhetta. Several hundred Thai students and teacher attended the inspiring event with Dr. Ole Gustavsen on Tuesday 20 June 2017. Snøhetta has designed a large number of famous construction…

Norway and Vietnam signs agreement for better safety at sea






Vietnam Hydrographic Office, VHO, and the Norwegian Mapping Authority Hydrographic Service, NHS, signed a cooperation agreement on Monday 19 June 2017. The agreement marks an important step in international cooperation on navigational charts and for safety at sea, as well as a new milestone in the expanding links between Norway and Vietnam. Siren Gjerme Eriksen…

Recognizing women’s work in Vietnamese agriculture






Sweden is working together with partners in Vietnam to strengthen gender equality, among other places in the Vietnamese farming of rice and shrimps. To see results of GRAISEA, the regional program Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investment in South East Asia, Anette Andersson from the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, together with Åsa Heijne, Sida…

New visa agreement between Indonesia and Norway






After two years of negotiation, Indonesia and Norway signed visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and service passport on Monday 12 June 2017 in Oslo. The cooperation is a new step to strengthen bilateral relations between both countries. It was conveyed by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi in an Indonesia-Norway Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation,…

Swedish Ambassador announces opening of H&M in Vietnam






“And now it’s official,” writes Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi on their Facebook on Wednesday 7 June 2017. Swedish clothing giant H&M is finally coming to Vietnam, opening its first store in Ho Chi Minh City. “I’m sure you have heard it by now – Swedish fashion giant H&M is opening stores in Vietnam. Great…