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HCM City wants Swedish and Danish tourists to stay longer

HCM City’s Department of Tourism has proposed the Government to extend its visa exemption policy for international tourists from Sweden and Denmark and seven other countries to 30 days instead of 15 days. The reason is to promote tourism development to help reach the city’s target of 10-11 million international tourists in 2020. The nine countries are Sweden, Denmark,…

Scandinavian brands and Denmark pavilion at Propak Asia

As ProPak Asia 2017 celebrated 25 years Scandinavia had relatively strong presence there, with Tetra Pak and a Denmark Pavilion of companies in the Processing Tech Asia exhibition, as well as Swedish brand Ecolean participating in a ‘Let’s Drive Your Innovation’ seminar within Food Innovation Asia Conference 2017. Denmark (pavilion organised by Confederation of Danish…

Vietnamese delegation visits Stockholm and Oslo

A delegation from Hanoi led by permanent Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan visited Sweden, Norway and Austria from July 21-31. In Sweden, Tuan talked with Margareta Björk, First Vice Chairwoman of the Stockholm City Council, during which they exchanged experience in issuing planning-related policies, planning management and urban development and…

Volvo Car Manufacturing marks long-term commitment for its Malaysia plant

Into its fifty-first year Volvo Car Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is being rejuvenated. Restructuring is in full swing to increase its capacity and prepare for its new setup to become an assembly-only Volvo factory (the plant is already, since a few years ago, entirely focused on producing only the own Volvo brand.) ScandAsia visited…

Vietnamese lecturers graduated from Finland-Vietnam IPP2’s training

23 lecturers from 6 universities from Ho Chi Minh City has graduated from the Training of Trainer ToT-HCM course organized by Finland-Vietnam Innovation Partnership Programme Phase 2 (IPP2) co-organized together with Saigon Innovation Hub – SIHUB (part of HCMC Department of Science and Technology). The ToT-HCMC Graduation Ceremony took place on 17 July 2017 at…

Norway and Vietnam signs agreement for better safety at sea

Vietnam Hydrographic Office, VHO, and the Norwegian Mapping Authority Hydrographic Service, NHS, signed a cooperation agreement on Monday 19 June 2017. The agreement marks an important step in international cooperation on navigational charts and for safety at sea, as well as a new milestone in the expanding links between Norway and Vietnam. Siren Gjerme Eriksen…

Recognizing women’s work in Vietnamese agriculture

Sweden is working together with partners in Vietnam to strengthen gender equality, among other places in the Vietnamese farming of rice and shrimps. To see results of GRAISEA, the regional program Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investment in South East Asia, Anette Andersson from the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, together with Åsa Heijne, Sida…

Flower crowns and frog dance in Hanoi

The Botanical Garden was decorated in in Sweden’s national colors as Swedish midsummer was celebrated in Hanoi on Sunday 11 June 2017. People dancing around doing the classic frog dance under blue and yellow balloons, wearing colourful flower crowns, marked the beginning of summer. Pereric Högberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam attended the celebrations. Furthermore,…