Category: Myanmar

New schools and water supply system for Mon community






On Monday 5 June 2017, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon visited the Kroeng Batoi Area in Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar, where Norway in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, ILO, has initiated a project to support the recovery of Mon communities and to contribute to the on-going peace process. The purpose of the project is…

Anders Fagerdahl new Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region.

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In April 2017, Anders Fagerdahl took over as Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region. He is based in Singapore and oversees the bank’s business in entire South East Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand. He heads the Singapore Branch and is also responsible for Handelsbanken Representative Offices in Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and…

Swedish National Day celebrated all over Southeast Asia






Tuesday 6 June 2017 was a celebratory day for all Swedes around the world, and Southeast Asia was no exception. As the calendar turned to the Swedish National Day, Swedes and the Swedish embassies got out their blue and yellow flags for a celebration of a nation. The tradition of celebrating this date began 1916…

Improved livelihoods among Myeik fishing communities






On Thursday 1 June 2017, the Danish Real Time Evaluation, RTE, team landed in Myeik, Myanmar to evaluate and monitor progress of the Sustainable Coastal Fisheries programme supported by Denmark. They observed a workshop on implementation of the programme facilitated by the Department of Fisheries in Myeik. RTE is an approach to enhance the evaluative…

Empowering People for Change in Myanmar with Sweden






Ei Hnin Phyu Htun, Program Officer from Swedish Embassy in Yangon, visited Meiktila for a field visit last week, starting Monday 29 May 2017. In Meiktila, she visited partner organization of the embassy, ActionAid. To follow up on Sweden’s contribution to ActionAid’s implementation of the ‘Empowering People for Change in Myanmar’ program. Observations showed how…

Norway to help Myanmar in oil cooperation






Norway and Myanmar signed an agreement for a 5-year Oil for Development program on Thursday 11 May 2017; a milestone in the cooperation between Norway and Myanmar. The aim of the program is to manage the petroleum sector in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible way, to ensure affordable and reliable energy supply to all.…

Danish help for climate adaption in Rakhine






Peter Hansen, Ambassador of Denmark to Myanmar, joined an identification mission to Maungdaw district in Rakhine State for three days last week. He met with the Chief Minister of Rakhine State to discuss the elements for a Danish supported mangrove rehabilitation and climate adaptation programme, as well as the ongoing coastal fisheries co-management programme in…

Norwegian Energy Collaboratorium Singapore joins eSmart Systems






eSmart Systems‘ Managing Director in Asia, Henrik Bache has signed the membership agreement for The Norwegian Energy Collaboratorium (NEC) in Singapore, together with Per Christer Lund, Science and Technology Counsellor at Innovation Norway Singapore and The Research Council of Norway. The Norwegian Ambassador to Singapore, Mr Tormod C. Andresen, and Director of Innovation Norway, Singapore,…