Category: Norway

Norway’s Minister of Agriculture and Food meets with China






Jon Georg Dale, Minister of Agriculture and Food in Norway, met with the Chinese Ambassador to Norway, Wang Min, on 21 February 2017, to discuss opportunities for a collaboration in agriculture and food. The two exchanged experiences on the research partnership between Norway and China facilitated by Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO, opening for…

Norway build skills for jobs in Vietnam, Myanmar






The Norwegian government is investing in education and job creation in developing countries. On 14 February 2017 the government announced that they had entered five new partnerships for vocational education in Vietnam, Myanmar, Malawi and Uganda. “Lack of qualified labour is often an obstacle when hiring locals in developing countries. With this new program we create…

Jotun’s growth in Southeast Asia contributes to result






Jotun (Norway), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints and powder coatings delivered its second best result ever in 2016, seeing strong results in challenging markets such as Southeast Asia. Led by solid growth in the Decorative Paints and Powder Coatings segments, the company had operating revenue of NOK 15.8 billion and an operating…

Norwegian Ambassador meets Asian Disaster Preparedness Center






Kjetil Paulsen, Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, met with newly appointed executive director of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, ADPC, Hans Guttman, on Friday 17 February 2017. They discussed the future of ADPC and Norway’s continued involvement with the organization. Being extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, the Asia-Pacific region must proactively manage its disaster risk.…

Norway presents 2000-year-old Tipitaka to Thailand






To tighten the bonds between Thailand and Norway a 2,000-year-old Tipitaka has been presented to Thailand by the Conservation Institute of Schoyen from Norway. Kjetil Paulson, Norwegian Ambassador to Bangkok, as well as representatives from the Conservation Institute of Schoyen were present at Wat Saket in Bangkok as the ancient Buddhist scripture was enshrined on 17 February…

Cambodia Focus event in Bangkok






In partnership with among other all the Nordic chambers of commerce organisations in Bangkok, EuroCham Cambodia organises the full-day seminar: ‘Cambodia Focus: Explore opportunities across the border on 14 March 2017. Targets for the forum are European businesses with the wish to expand operations in the ASEAN region. The event is tailored specifically for European…

Norwegian IDEX appoints Comtech as distributor in China






IDEX, a Norwegian company specialising in developing fingerprint solutions for mass markets, announced on Wednesday 15 February 2017 that they had entered into an agreement with Chinese distributor Comtech, one of the largest providers of electronic components and solutions in China. Following the agreement, Comtech will serve as an additional distribution channel for IDEX in…