Category: Cambodia

Sweden continues Mekong River Commission support






On 25 November Sweden signed an agreement on continued support to Mekong River Commission (MRC) for more sustainable development of the Mekong basin. Sweden emphasized the importance of gender integration and anti-corruption awareness during the 23rd MRC council meeting. The Government of Sweden has granted SEK 49 million (equivalent to USD 5.3 million) to  MRC…

Ulrika Modéer visits Myanmar and Cambodia






From 13-18 November 2016, Sweden’s Secretary of State, Ulrika Modéer, travelled to Myanmar and Cambodia. In Myanmar, Modéer visited the capital, Yangon, and Nay Pyi Taw for talks with government representatives, parliamentarians and civil society organisations. Along with the organisation Earth Rights International, a visit to the Thilawa Industrial Zone was conducted, focusing on matters…

True start-ups, TechGrind, Southeast Asia’s first tech incubator






In 2016 the start-up hype in Southeast Asia (SEA) has reached new heights. But there are different perceptions of what ‘start-up’ really comprises. Join ScandAsia for a lesson by Bangkok-based Techie Efraim Pettersson, a Swede who is undoubtedly an authority on the subject matter, and get really valuable insights concerning the start-up world and SEA.…

Riku Mäkelä is Team Finland’s extra resource for SEA






As part of enhanced efficiency and coordination within the ‘Team Finland’ umbrella, Asia can now benefit from an extra resource: one of six persons spread out globally is placed in Singapore. And this resource is a Finn with relevant knowledge within the right fields of experience, namely Mr Riku Mäkelä, Trade and Innovation Affairs Counsellor…

Marcus Wallenberg: We can do more in Southeast Asia






The first ever Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit contained a number of prominent business representatives, not least Mr Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Board, SEB, SAAB Group & Foundation Asset Management, and who has personal long experience of visiting and doing business in Southeast Asia. Mr Wallenberg is also a Board Member of Temasek Holdings in…

Swedish-SEA business summit: Ambassador announces continuation






  Day 2 of the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit continued with a highly insightful session on CSR, followed by more ‘Success stories – perspectives from the ground’, where the Swedish companies Axis Communications, Spotify and Volvo Trucks South East Asia shared their experience of doing business in the region. And as the summit came to…

Sweden, Singapore ministers open inaugural Sweden-SEA business summit






As Mr Mikael Damberg, Sweden’s Minister of Enterprise & Innovation, and Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry held their insightful opening speeches the very first Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit opened on 21 September 2016 in Singapore. Held at Parkroyal by Pickering hotel in the downtown CBD area the summit was clearly…

Southeast Asia’s ageing population: new markets for Scandinavian companies






Today, Southeast Asia is experiencing a boom in number of retirees, raising the demand for retirement homes and additional smart solutions in eldercare and related sectors. The UN estimates that by 2015, Southeast Asia will have 57 million people from 65 years-old and above, which is an increase of 430% from year 2000.This development can…

Danes march for Cambodian orphans






In September and October, several thousand Danes join the ECCO Walkathon in four different Danish cities. For every kilometre the Danes walk, ECCO donates 7,50 DKK for a good cause. This year, the Danes could choose between supporting SOS Children’s Village in Cambodia or the Danish Heart Foundation’s preventive health activities. SOS Children’s Villages will use…

Former Khmer Rouge supporter gives talk at Cambodian high school






On Monday 12 September 2016, Swedish Gunnar Bergström visited a Cambodian high-school to tell them about the mistake he made almost 40 years ago supporting Khmer Rouge. Gunnar Bergström is a 65-year-old Swede who back in the 1970’s belonged to a leftist group from the Swedish friendship association with Cambodia. In 1978, this group made…