Category: Laos

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup: Asia House’s new Executive Director






With almost 30 years of experience in diplomacy and international relations, Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup can be described as a diplomatic powerhouse. From March 2016 she was appointed new Executive Director at Asia House in Copenhagen. ScandAsia talked to her about herself and her new life in Denmark. Susanne’s career started in 1987 when she graduated…

New Report: Sustainable energy could cover SEA-needs by 2050






Southeast Asia is one of the most polluted regions in the world. But the grey polluted future could turn green for the region World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) writes in a recently published report. Nationas like Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand are all relying heavily on environmental damaging coal as an energy ressource.…

Deaths from air pollution expected to explode in Asia






Premature deaths from outdoor air pollution are projected to rise from 3 million today to 4.5 million by 2040, concentrated mainly in developing Asia, International Energy Agency writes in a press release. Meanwhile, premature deaths from household air pollution will decline from 3.5 million to 3 million over the same period, although they continue to be…

Visa to Denmark not possible until further notice






Asian tourists trying to obtain a visa to Denmark are in Bangkok met with a sign at the VFS visa center counter saying that it is currently not possible to receive and process visa applications. A major computer breakdown in the Danish government’s IT system is to blame. The problem is global and has affected all visa issuing offices…

New manager at the helm of Carlsberg Malaysia






Carlsberg Malaysia has announced that its current Managing Director Henrik Juel Andersen will take on the same position on 1 July 2016 for Lao Brewery Company Ltd (LBC). Lars Lehmann, aged 49, the current Regional CEO, Western Europe Challenger Markets of the Carlsberg Group, will take over at the helm of Carlsberg Malaysia Group. Henrik…

Swedish Ambassador in Bangkok tours Thailand and Laos






Swedish Ambassador in Bangkok, Staffan Herrström, returned to office the 15th February finishing an eventful roundtrip in the region. He’s been granted diplomatic accreditation in Lao PDR, discussed gender equality with the Governor of Chiang Mai and met with independent broadcasters in Myanmar. ScandMedia has been in touch with the Ambassador to summarize. The travels…

Great Dane is new President to World Aquaculture Society Asia






It is a big job to have responsibility to promote educational, scientific and technological development of aquaculture in Asia. Luckily, the new elected President to The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) Asia is a big guy. Not to be confused with the dog breed, the Grand Danois or “Great Dane” in this context is French-born Guillaume…

Finland – Laos – 40 years of diplomatic relations celebrated






On Tuesday, 22 September, the governments of Lao-PDR and Finland celebrated 40 years of diplomatic relations and cooperation, reports the Embassy of Finland, Hanoi. The two nations commemorated the positive bilateral relationship and celebrated development progress achieved together through a seminar. This was held t the International Cooperation and Training Center in Vientiane, with representatives…

Denmark’s Ambassador Charlotte Laursen presents credentials to Laos






In early September 2015 Denmark’s Ambassador in Hanoi, Charlotte Laursen went to Laos to present credentials to President Choummaly Sayasone. The President stressed the good relationship between Laos and Denmark with whom Denmark next year will celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations. During her time in Laos Ambassador Charlotte Laursen also met with Prime…