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Danish Ambassador marked world diabetes day in Myanmar

The Danish Ambassador to Myanmar delivered speech at the world diabetes day ceremony on 14 November and also opened a diabetes center funded by Danish Novo Nordisk. World Diabetes Day was commemorated at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar, where Danish Ambassador John Nielsen addressed the ceremony. The Ambassador congratulated the Government for its effort to…

Danish Ambassador visited Burmese fishing communities

Denmark’s Ambassador to Myanmar John Nielsen visited local fishing communities in Dawei, Myanmar, during the first week of November. The Ambassador visited the fishing communities because they are pilot sites for Danish support to sustainable coastal fisheries in Myanmar, according to the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar. Denmark supports the establishment of fisheries co-management committees…

Denmark supports social dialogue in Myanmar

Denmark supports efforts to improve social dialogue in Myanmar through partnerships with labour market partners. The effort includes includes training to improve the professional performance of township conciliation bodies (TCBs), writes the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar. The TCBs are important bodies which are the first step in the dispute settlement process outside the work…

Danish funding supports food safety at Burmese company

Thanks to Danish funding, Hornbill Coffee in southern Chin State, Myanmar, has vastly improved its food safety standards. The funding has made it possible to get a new solar dryer, that will eliminate the coffee cherries’ exposure to microbes, contamination from animal discharge and exposure to harmful toxins commonly found in traditional drying methods. A…

Denmark helps to improve work safety in Myanmar

Inspectors from the Danish Working Environment Authority have trained Burmese inspectors to enhance safety at workplaces in Myanmar. Danish inspectors have visited Myanmar in October and have trained inspectors from the Factories and General Labour Laws Inspection Department. The training focused on indoor climate, accident prevention and chemical, fire and electricity safety. The new knowledge…

Finnish ambassador met with Burmese politicians

On 18 October Finnish Ambassador to Myanmar, Ms. Riikka Laatu, met with speakers from the Lower and Upper Houses of the Parliament of Myanmar. During Ms. Riikka Laatu’s meeting with Lower House speaker U T Khun Myat, they discussed bilateral cooperation between Finnish and Myanmar parliaments, education, health, forestry sector, development in democracy and peace,…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Norwegian artist showcases sculpture in Myanmar

Norwegian artist Merete Sejersted Bødtker and Myanmar sculptor Sonny Nyein showcase their sculptures and works on paper in Yangon from 4-7 October 2018. Merete Sejersted Bødtker will showcase her Daw Aung San Suu Kyi portrait sculpture, six mixed-media works on paper and 12 prints of her sculpture works from Norway in the “DUO Art Exhibition”.…

Study: Burmese find state-owned medias trustworthy

A study carried out by Danish, Swedish and Burmese organizations find that Burmese find state-owned medias to be one of the most reliable news sources. The study “Myanmar’s media from an audience perspective” was published in September 2018 and looks at the media habits of the population of Myanmar. The study found that Burmese struggle…

Finnish envoy visited Rohingya camps

Several Finnish officials visited Rohingya camps in Bangladesh on 29 September 2018. Ambassador of Finland to Myanmar Riikka Laatu and Ambassador of Finland to Bangladesh and India Nina Vaskunlahti have visited the Red Cross Red Crescent emergency hospital and the Rohingya camps in Kutupalong of Cox’s Bazar, according to New Age Bangladesh. “I wish to…