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Denmark continues its financial support to Indonesian forests

An initiative called “Promoting Sustainable Community-Based Natural Resource Management and Institutional Development Project” launched by Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry has received 40 million Danish kroner from the Danish International Development Agency, along with USD 17.5 million from the World Bank’s Forest Investment Program. The money will be used to preserve 10 different nature reservations in Indonesia. “This…

Traditional Cures Tour with SWA, IWG and Charlotte Chu

Scandinavians Women’s Association (SWA), Italian Women’s Group (IWG) and Charlotte Chu invite you on a journey through Singapore and uncover the mystery surrounding eastern medicine. You will be visiting three places of healing to observe and learn from practitioners and teachers about treatments like acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, The meeting point is at the Little India MRT…

Maersk teases Indonesia shipping cap with $3 billion expansion plan

The Danish shipping conglomerate wants to invest USD 3 billion on its logistics business in Indonesia but the country’s shipping laws are standing in the way of it. An Indonesian law from 2008 states that only domestic shipping firms are allowed to transport cargo between islands in the archipelago. Another law states that only Indonesian vessels…

Danish investors are drawn to Ho Chi Minh City

Two thirds of all Danish investors based in Vietnam resides in capital, Ho Chi Minh City. This is a reflection of the potential of the southern economic hub, says Foreign Minister of Denmark, Kristian Jensen.  At a meeting on 12 October Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem stated that Ho Chi Minh City is striving to…

Breakfast Dialogue with Helle Thorning-Schmidt in Singapore

DABS invites you to meet former Prime Minister of Denmark and current CEO of Save The Children, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who visiting Singapore for a breakfast dialogue about Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Asia. The event takes place at Nordea Bank’s Singapore Branch, 138 Market Street #09-03, CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946 on 10 November from 8 am to 10 am. Price for attendance is SGD 15…

Singapore Policy Brief 2016 – Indonesia and Myanmar

Norway’s ambassadors in Jakarta and Yangon, as well as the Chairman of Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board will share their assessments of the developments in these fast growing economies. The event is on 15 November at 6.00 pm in Goodwood Park Hotel’s Ballroom, 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221. The price for attending is SGD 70 and registration takes…