Category: Vietnam

Easier visa for Scandinavian tourists to Vietnam






On Wednesday 1 February 2017 the Vietnamese government launched their new e-visa to let tourists skip visiting a local embassy or wait in line at the airport for visa on arrival. Visitors from 40 countries, including Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, will now be able to get a 30 day tourist-visa by uploading an application…

Danish consultancy’s Vietnam delegation trip






In early January 2017 the Danish consultancy AndersenB2B and Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC) arranged the Andersen Consult Business Delegation to Vietnam. The organisers created an exciting B2B matchmaking event with the aim to proliferate the mutual opportunities of business collaboration between the Danish delegates and local companies in Vietnam. …

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland – and Singapore – least corrupt countries






The Nordic counrtries together with New Zealand and Singapore in the Asia Pacific are this year once again on the top of the list of the World’s least corrupt countries. Revealing the “Corruption Perception Index”, Transparency International commented overall on the root causes of corruption: “This year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality,…

2017 Jönköping University students welcomed to Thailand






On Thursday 12 January 2017 the year’s arrival of Swedish students from Jönköping University (JU) to its ‘Campus South-East Asia’ was welcomed by the community at the Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s (TSCC) monthly networking. The eight students, who are in their last term of their respective education at the university’s School of Engineering, had…

Danish enterprises explore Vietnamese market






The Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC) and the Andersen Consult Group of Denmark co-hosted a networking programme on 10 January to boost partnerships between Vietnamese and Danish enterprises. Danish firms evaluated Vietnam as a potential market for high-quality products such as organic foodstuffs and machinery used in aquatic product processing…

Tetra Pak builds new factory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam






Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company has announced it will expand it regional manufacturing footprint in the Asia-Pacific with a US$110 million factory in Vietnam. The decision is based on increasing in Thailand as well as the Asia-Pacific and demand for liquid dairy and beverages packed in cartons. Tetra Pak’s…

Finnish-Vietnamese co-operation in elderly care takes off






Holistic solutions in elderly care, covering remote population areas are increasingly in demand in the rapidly ageing Asian countries. Heta Hytönen, from FinlandCare program writes about Vietnamese-Finnish cooperation within elderly care and a delegation visit to Vietnam. “Many South-East Asian countries are open-minded when it comes to co-operating with Nordic healthcare service providers. Large infrastructural…

Business Sweden in Southeast Asia busier than ever






At last, ScandAsia has caught hold of a Trade Commissioner to learn more about Business Sweden (since the organisation was changed and renamed) and their activities, scope of work, clients and the development for Swedish business and trade in and with Southeast Asia. And who could then be a more ideal spokesperson then the Country…

Knowledge-sharing via Executives’ Global Network






Danish-founded Executives Global Network (EGN) is an independent and unique knowledge-sharing Peer Group Network currently expanding to more countries in Southeast Asia to widen its reach further. It’s lonely at the top. Most employees have others in the workplace that they can turn to for advice, feedback and / or companionship. Leaders, on the other…

Finland’s 100 years independence will be celebrated in Vietnam






The Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, Vietnam is organising a commemorative in correlation with Finland’s 100th independence day next year. “Vietnam’s socio-economic development plans had achieved outstanding results including a complete education system reform, a stronger emphasis on environmental and climate sustainability, more involvement of the private sector in development creating conditions for start-up, and…