Tetrapak Thailand supports Friends in need of ‘Pa’ volunteer foundation

Tetra Pak, a world-leading processing and packaging solutions company announced on 6 August 2020, that the company is supporting the secondary packaging production of “Peungpa Products” from Peungpa shop operated by Friends in Need (of “Pa”) Volunteers Foundation by Thai Red Cross. The packages will be made out of recycled beverage cartons in accordance with…

Sweden Alumni Network Hanoi hosts a send off gathering on 8 August 2020

The Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam – Hanoi Chapter invites Sweden Alumni / students to Sweden institutes and researchers to join Fika session on 8 August 2020. The gathering brings alumni and students/researchers who are going to attend at Sweden’s universities/schools this year a precious opportunity to meet, mingle and share experience before students’ departure. Please…

People arriving Singapore must wear electronic tracking device

Travellers arriving in Singapore will have to wear an electronic monitoring device to ensure they comply with coronavirus quarantine rules, authorities announced today. The city-state is gradually reopening its borders and from August 11, these devices will be given to travellers, including citizens and residents, from a select group of countries. They will then be…

Vestas chosen to service Siemens wind turbines in Philippines

Vestas reached on 4 August 2020 an agreement with Vena Energy to service its 54 MW Siemens Gamesa turbines at Pililla Wind Project in Philippines. In the announcement of the agreement, Vestas explains that it is the company’s first full scope multi-brand service deal in the Philippines, leveraging Vestas extensive experience from servicing 3.6 GW…

Sweden supports Cambodia’s Arbitration Council

Sweden has been supporting Cambodia’s Arbitration Council Foundation (AFC) since 2014 in its work to resolve labour disputes as well as promoting social dialogues to contribute to a sound industrial relation environment in Cambodia. The Arbitration Council is an independent, national institution with quasi-judicial authority derived from the Labour Law of Cambodia, established in 2003…

Indonesian XL Axiata chose Ericsson to provide 5G Cloud core technology

Ericsson announced on 30 July 2020, that the Indonesian mobile telecommunications services operator  XL Axiata has selected Ericsson to deploy 5G-ready cloud core technology solutions in East Indonesia. This includes Ericsson Cloud Packet Core and Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) solution. Yessie D. Yosetya, Chief Technology Officer, XL Axiata, says: “Data consumption in Indonesia is growing rapidly and…

President Duterte ordered a stricter lock down of Metro Manila as Coronavirus infected numbers rise

Philippines prepares for another round of lock down measures to curb Covid-19 spreading. In an announcement on 3 August 2020 by President Rodrigo Duterte, the new ‘Lock Down Manila’ or MECQ measure starts from 4 to 18 August 2020. The lock down also means that some business and public transport will close down during this…

Myanmar Center for Responsible Business launched a new handbook

The Norwegian Embassy in Myanmar congratulates its partner, Myanmar Center for Responsible Business (MCRB), on a new Business Integrity Handbook which was launched on 28 July 2020. The new “Business Integrity Handbook” provides information in English and Myanmar languages. The book aims at providing guidance for businesses in Myanmar to support their anti-corruption programmes, drawing on…

Update on airlines resuming operations to Nordic capitals

Air carriers Finnair, Qatar Airways, Latvia’s airBaltic, Juneyao Airlines and Icelandair have unveiled plans to increase the number of flights operations from Finnish airports in August. Finnair announced on Twitter on 1 August 2020: “We will add new routes to our traffic plan in August. We will start flights to Alanya, Bergen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Crete,…