Category: Cambodia

Sweden attends forum on Pak Beng Hydropower Project






Using the Mekong River as a source of sustainable energy was discussed as the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok participated in a regional stakeholder forum on Lao PDR’s Pak Beng Hydropower Project, held on Friday 5 May 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The forum was arranged by the Mekong River Commission, MRC, who is responsible for facilitating the prior…

EU and ASEAN: free trade talks possible






At the annual EU-ASEAN ministerial consultations held in the Filipino capital of Manila on 10 March trade leaders from the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to take new steps towards resuming free trade talks between the two regions. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said: “2017 marks the 40th anniversary…

Cambodians fight to save their forest against illegal logging with Danish help






Motorcycles are roaring, leaves rattle and every now and then a twig snaps under a shoe as a group of people, trying to protect the place they call home, gather deep inside of Cambodia’s biggest forest, Prey Lang. As one of Southeast Asia’s last remaining lowland evergreen woodlands, Prey Lang, which translates to ‘our forest’…

Saab Group, Vestergaard target Asian air traffic expansion






Saab Group and Vestergaard Company, where also among the Nordic companies attending the Inter Airport South East Asia trade show, held in Singapore on 15 – 17 February 2017. Technology and automation are increasingly becoming important also in Asia as airports seek to become more efficient to face larger labour costs, very strong increase in…

Swedish BIMA brings security to uninsured Cambodians






“Many people just don’t even know what insurance is. So the very concept of insurance, it is something we have to explain a lot,” says Sebastian Morck, General Manager at BIMA in Cambodia. BIMA is a Swedish microinsurance company who started their project of bringing insurance to some of the poorest people in the world…

No more driving license for Swedes in Asia






Swedes living in Asia ought to pay attention: Under a bill before the Riksdag, new rules will come into force that will affect people who are permanently resident abroad and who wish to renew their Swedish driving licence. If you have a Swedish driving licence and live abroad, you can use your Swedish licence for…

Survey: Thailand the Asian country with least increase in corruption






In your opinion, over the past year, has the level of corruption in this country increased or decreased or stayed the same? This was among questions asked to nearly 22,000 people by Transparency International in the Asia Pacific region, for the ‘People and Corruption: Asia Pacific, part of the Global Corruption Barometer series’. Of those…

NordCham Cambodia for better business and viking parties






On Wednesday 1 March 2017 a new chapter began in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A new Nordic Chamber of Commerce had their very first meeting where they presented their ideas and vision for a chamber in Cambodia. “To be the platform for engaging with Nordic businesses and activities in Cambodia,” was revealed as their mission statement…

First Nordic Chamber meeting in Cambodia






The first get together meeting of the new Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, was held last night, on Wednesday 1 March 2017, at restaurant Black Bambu in Phnom Penh. The organisers behind Nordic Chamber and the evening’s event were pleasantly surprised by the big show up. Around 50 people from local business, NGO’s and individuals…