Category: Finland

Change of Finnish Ambassador in Thailand 01.02.2005






     Current ambassador in Thailand Mr. Heikki Tuunanen will relocate to Pretoria to serve as ambassador from February 2005 onwards. Mr. Tuunanen has served as ambassador for Thailand, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Cambodia and Myanmar since 2000.      Lars Backström, councilor for foreign affairs, has been appointed as the next ambassador in Thailand starting from 1st February…

ScandAsia.fi for the Finnish in South East Asia soon to come!






The fourth magazine in the ScandAsia family, the ScandAsia.fi, is now about to be established. The magazine has been a planned expansion ever since the start of the current three ScandAsia magazines serving the other Nordic residents in the region – but practical problems have been in the way of its realization.       Project Manager…

NordCham Hanoi moved






The office of the Nodic Chamber of Commerce (NordCham), Hanoi Branch, has moved to a new location. From August 26 onwards, the new address is:      Nodic Chamber of Commerce, Hanoi Branch      Daeha Business Centre, Level 10, Ericsson Office,      360 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District,      Hanoi, Vietnam      Tel: (84-4) 7714216      Fax: (84-4) 8315195      Email: secretariat@nordcham.org.vn or…

1st Simply Scandinavian in Singapore in October






Simply Scandinavian, or the Scandinavian Week, will be held for the first time in Singapore between October 12 and 17 this year at The Intercontinental Hotel.      The event is a week of dinner shows with top artists and jazz bands from Scandinavia and a top class Scandinavian Smorgasbord prepared by one of Scandinavia’s best chefs.…

Nordic Investment Bank helps Vietnamese SMEs






The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has pledged US$20 million to help Vietnamese small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) to purchase new technology and produce commodities for export. The businesses can apply for the NIB loan through the Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) on a long-term credit program.      The loan agreement, which…

Vietnam – a key partner on development cooperation with Finland






Finland and Vietnam established their diplomatic ties in January of 1973. The same year, the Finnish Government decided to list Vietnam as one of its eight long-term partner countries. Vietnam’s position was reaffirmed in recent policies of the Finnish government this year.      A high economic growth rate and economic reforms of Vietnam have created favourable…