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Scania opens office in Yangon, Myanmar

Swedish manufacturer of heavy trucks and buses “Scania” has recently expanded its business in Myanmar with the opening of a new office and service center in Yangon. The inauguration ceremony of the new office was held on September 10 in presence of Lisbeth Hellvin Stålgren, Counsellor Embassy of Sweden, Mr. Aik Htun, Chairman of Shwe Taung,…

Gunnebo Security Group has opened offices in Bangkok and Yangon

The new office in Thailand is aimed at improving Gunnebo’s presence in a region that continues to experience fast growth, the company announced in a press release. This will mean quicker reaction times to capitalize on emerging opportunities and better support for existing customers, the Sweden-based company says. “We expect a lot of development in…

Apply for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships now

Annually The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorry Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships. The Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) in the field of humanities, from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to…

Telenor to recruit 3.000 Myanmar staff

Norway’s Telenor, that recently won the Myanmar telecommunication tender, now says they will recruit around 3000 Myanmar nationals to provide local communication services, Myanmar’s Mizzima reports. The first step for the Telenor Group will be to recruit 25 employees to the management level to take care of business development and strategic planning. Their task will…

Norway-Thailand giving educational opportunities to Burmese students

Norway and Thailand are joining hands providing educational opportunities to Burmese students, granting them 60 scholarships to study at Mahidol University, the  National news bureau of Thailand (NNT) reports. “Norwegian Scholarships on Capacity Building for Institutions in Myanmar” is a cooperation between Norwegian Embassy and Thailand’s Mahidol University, which gives educational opportunities to Burmese students.…

Cosmetic firm Oriflame opens showroom in Myanmar

The Swedish Oriflame Cosmetic Company has launched its first ever showroom last month in Sangchaung Township, in Yangon. “In Asia, we are now distributing our cosmetic in India, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. In Myanmar, we will also distribute our products after appointing the sale representatives,” said Nima Khoei, Myanmar’s Country Director for…

Danes Worldwide comments on new citizen law

The Danish Government has requested Danes Worldwide – the association of Danes living abroad – to comment on a planned new law on citizenship. In the draft of the new law it says among others that if the person applying for citizenship lives outside Denmark because of the work of their spouse, his or her…

Nokia Siemens Networks enters Myanmar

Finland’s Nokia and Germany’s Siemens Communications have jointly entered Myanmar telecommunication market after the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration issued a temporary registration to Nokia Siemens Networks Myanmar Ltd on July 9. The Nokia Siemens Network Company plans to open its office in Yangon. Special emphasis will be placed on telecommunication equipment. The company…