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Slush Academy announced

Slush Academy was announced during the opening ceremony of the Finnish startup and investor event Slush in Helsinki on 4 December. Slush Academy will start out as a summer program for the 10–30 most entrepreneurial students from the top universities of Europe, Asia and North America, according to Slush. The students will have access to…

Medal for 40 years’ service at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok

Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin, who works at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, was awarded the Norwegian His Majesty The King’s Commemorative Medal on 7 December. Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin was awarded the medal for her outstanding work for Norway and the Norwegian Foreign Service, according to the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. She has been working at the Norwegian Embassy…

Danish embassy took Vietnamese journalists on Wind Farm press tour

On 5 December, the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam invited 15 Vietnamese journalists on a press tour to the Phu Lac Wind Farm, that features Danish wind turbines. During the visit, the journalists, from various print, radio, TV and online media, were given the opportunity to learn more about how wind energy works and share…

Finnish company to work on renewable energy projects in Indonesia

Finnish consulting and engineering company Poyry Plc announced on 3 December, that they have entered a three-year agreement with Indonesian Power. The assignment includes wind power, solar PV, battery storage and different renewable hybrid plants together with diesel or gas engines, according to Poyry. “Poyry is delighted to be Indonesia Power’s partner in this important…

Ikea has completed replanting of three million trees in Malaysia

After 20 years, IKEA and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have replanted three million rainforest trees in Luasong, Malaysia, to restore 18,000 hectares of severely degraded rainforest. Ulf Johansson, Global Wood Supply and Forestry Manager, Ikea, said the 20-year project was successful with the replantation and enrichment of the area completed, according to The Borneo…

Norwegian Embassy welcomes new Ambassador to Thailand

The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok gave a warm welcome to the new Ambassador H.E. Ms. Kjersti Rødsmoen, who formally took up her duties as the Ambassador of Norway to Thailand on 5 December 2018. “I will spare no effort in my work to further strengthen the friendly relations between our two countries and promote broader…

Sweden contributes US$43 million to healthcare in Myanmar

Sweden grants US$43 million (SEK385 million) to the Access to Health fund for Myanmar. Access to Health is a large fund handled by UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services). With support of Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, the fund will continue to build and strengthen the healthcare in Myanmar between…