Category: Norway

Sømandskirken’s Spring Fair offered great shopping experience

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On Tuesday 19 April the Danish Seamen’s Church hosted Spring Fair. From 10 in the morning, the church and more than 33 small stands were ready to welcome guests. Everything from vintage silver bracelets to children’s clothing to notebooks made from elephant poo were available to purchase at the different vendors’ stands. “I think there is a great mix…

Singapore and Norway reaffirms strong and growing friendship

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“One of our closest friends in Asia.” These words came from Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, when she paid tribute to the friendship between Norway and Singapore at the sixth edition of Norway-Asia Business Summit 2016. One year after Norway became independent in 1905, the Scandinavian country set up a consulate here – a sign…

Norwegian NGO contributes to Malaysia scrapping mega dam

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Massive pressure and prolonged protests have finally led to the state of Sarawak in Malaysia stopping the construction of a controversial hydropower project on the Baram River, reports Norway-based Rainforest Foundation (RFN), one of the world’s leading organisations in the field of rights-based rainforest protection. The original plan was to build a dam that would…

Thailand’s Team Norway meets Norwegian Prime Minister

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In connection with the opening of Norway-Asia Business Summit on 12 April 2016 at the Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore, Thailand’s Team Norway had the opportunity to meet H.E. the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Seen in the picture with Prime Minister Solberg (seated) from left to right: President of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Vibeke…

Norway at OTC Asia 2016

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On 22 – 25 March energy professionals met in Kuala Lumpur to attend the Offshore Technology Conference Asia  (OTC Asia) 2016, where Norway was represented. The offshore conference had more than 20.000 visitors and 300 exhibitors, from more than 80 countries. This is the trade event where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions…

Jotun Philippines breaks ground for new factory

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Jotun, the Norwegian multinational paints supplier, broke ground at its new factory site in Sto. Tomas, Batangas on 24 February 2016. Leading the ceremonies were Jotun Philippines General Manager Mr. Stamatis Solomakos, Mr. Francis Hall, Project Manager Han Harry Lorentzen, Mr. Fred Dela Cruz and Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner. The factory will cater to Jotun’s…

Indonesians to file petition to Norwegian Nobel Committee 2016

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One sentence was enough to trigger 120 Indonesians to demand a Nobel prize confiscated. “Many people were caught by surprise that those words came from Suu Kyi, a democracy hero in Myanmar and a 2012 Nobel Prize laureate. It might only be one racially-insensitive sentence, but that was one sentence too many, and the meaning…