Category: General news

Danish Consulate General in China celebrates 20 years since re-opening

The Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, has celebrated that it is 20 years birthday since it re-opened. In the mid-19th century the Opium war took place in China, and in connection with the war the Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, a city in Southern China, was closed. In 1998 it finally re-opened. The 20…

China launches icebreaking vessel partly designed by Finnish company

China has launched its first home-made icebreaking vessel that is partly designed by a Finnish engineering company. China is ready to break the Arctic ice with a new icebreaking vessel called Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon II, launched on 10 September, according to South China Morning Post. The vessel is designed together with Finnish engineering…

DTU High Tech Summit Copenhagen 2018

During 10 – 11 October the DTU – Technical University of Denmark High Tech Summit takes place in Copenhagen. Technical University of Denmark is repeating last year’s successful summit stating that it is the “leading research-based high-tech event in the Nordics”. At this summit companies, researchers, students and start-ups meet to find inspiration and create…

Solar panels to Myanmar company financed by Denmark-Myanmar programme

A Myanmar wood-processing firm is the first company to get solar system financed by the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme. The Myanmar wood-processing firm Diamond Mercury Wood Products Ltd. could on 11 September inaugurate a rooftop solar photovoltaic system with attendance of Danish Ambassador John Nielsen. The installation of the solar panels is made possible through co-financing…

Greenland picks Denmark over China to upgrade airports

Greenland has chosen to partner with Denmark instead of China when upgrading two airports on the island. Greenland chose on 10 September to partner with Denmark in an upcoming upgrade of two national airports, according to metalsnews.com. China had also shown interest in the project, but the Danish government had expressed strong concerns about choosing…

New partnership between Vietnamese and Norwegian Universities about digitalization

A new partnership agreement has been signed between Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Oslo Metropolitan University. The new partnership agreement focuses on digitalisation of the construction sector, in which Norway has leading expertise and technology. The Civil Engineering Faculty also entered into a separate agreement with a Norwegian company, Catenda, to cooperate on…

Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…

Swedish Ambassador discusses #MeToo in the Philippines

The Swedish Ambassador in the Philippines has discussed an upcoming collaboration on the #MeToo movement in the Philippines. The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, led by Ambassador Harald Fries, met with representatives of SPARK Philippines, UN Women Asia and the Pacific and EMPOWER to discuss an upcoming collaboration on the #MeToo movement in the Philippines…

Agreement between EU and the Pacific region to promote sound ocean governance

An agreement to promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region was signed on 5 September. A landmark agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific-Community-SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South…