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Thai-Norwegian collaboration on plant genetic center

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre (NordGen) are visiting Thailand during the second week of November to collaborate on the establishment of a Thai National Plant Genetic Resource Center. During their visit, NordGen will share insights on the safeguarding and sustainable use of plants, farm animals and forest genetic resources.…

Senior Scandinavian’s dream living in Thailand

In the outskirts of small town Bangsaen, on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, lies a truly special senior living project called Scandinavian Village. As in the name, it is dedicated to Scandinavian people only. And after 15 plus years in operation this residential living community is really thriving. A visit is really an eye-opener about how this…

New survey: Sweden and Singapore best at English

A new survey ranks best non-native speakers of English. Sweden is number one, while Singapore is number three. Global language training company Education First (EF) ranks best non-native speakers of English in their yearly survey EF English Proficiency Index. Singapore is the only Asian country in top five. This year, Norway ranks as number four,…

Norway’s Ambassador to China to be UN Syria Envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 31 October 2018 the appointment of Ambassador Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen of Norway as his Special Envoy for Syria. ‘I am very pleased that the UN Secretary-General has given one of our foremost diplomats the important task of leading the UN’s efforts in forging an inclusive and credible political…

Singaporean company to fabricate marine equipment for the Nordics

Singaporean Sembcorp Marine has won two contracts to deliver equipment to Norwegian and Danish companies. Sembcorp Marine will design and construct three identical plug-in battery-powered ferries for Norwegian Norled AS. The three ferries will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020. “Sembcorp Marine’s project with Norled marks our entry into the ropax ferry design…

Nordic China Smart City Conference

On 13-15 November the Nordic China Smart City Conference takes place at Stockholmsmässan in Sweden. The theme is: ’Combining China’s new model for growth and the Nordic’s Eco Governance’. This is the third in the series of highly successful conferences focusing on the Nordic opportunities within the fast-growing Chinese urban development market. Its aim is…

Nordic finTech investor event Singapore

During the upcoming Singapore Fintech Festival which draws attendants from worldwide – over 30 000 of them expected in 2018 – the just established Nordic Innovation House Singapore organizes and invites to the Nordic FinTech Investor event. Taking place on 13November, 4pm – 6pm, where invitees will be able to learn more about the Nordic…

Nordic Night in Jakarta: embassies celebrated joint National Day 2018

The Embassies of the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden jointly celebrated their National days for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday 18 October in Jakarta – this time in an evening atmosphere. The Nordic countries are on the forefront of renewable energy, sustainable waste management, Co2-neutral transportation and green cities. With this in…

Norwegian oil company wins order in China

Norwegian company Aker Solutions has on 23 October 2018 won an order to provide China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) with products for a new underwater gas field in China. Aker Solutions will provide CNOOC with subsea production system and umbilicals for CNOOC’s upcoming Lingshui 17-2 gas field. The order is worth NOK1.7 billion ($205…