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Danish politician visited Danish Embassy in Bangkok

Party Leader of Socialistisk Folkeparti (Socialist People’s Party) and member of the Danish Parliament Pia Olsen Dyhr visited the Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok on 28 November. Since Pia Olsen Dyhr earlier has served as the Danish Minister for Trade and Investment, she met with old colleagues and friends at the Embassy, according to the…

Norway takes over presidency of Mine Ban Treaty

On 30 November, Norway took over the presidency of the multilateral Mine Ban Treaty. Currently, Norway is funding mine action in 18 countries including Vietnam and Laos. The Norwegian presidency will take as its point of departure the humanitarian aspect of the treaty, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “This treaty is an…

Thai-Danish expert forum held in Bangkok

An expert forum focusing on innovation and diagnostics-pathway to improve dengue patient management in Thailand was held on 28 November in Bangkok. The event was a cooperation between BluSense Diagnotics ApS, an innovative Point-of-Care diagnostics company in Denmark, its business partner in Thailand, General Science Enterprise Co. Ltd., and the Danish Embassy in Bangkok. The…

Ericsson signed MoU in Vietnam

Swedish telecommunication company Ericsson has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vietnam on 28 November 2018. The MoU was signed to establish an Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Hub, that will be located at Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park. It will foster IoT innovation amongst start-ups, enabling them…

Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong inaugurated

The Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong was inaugurated on 28 November 2018. The opening speeches were held by Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, Ms. Anne Berner, Minister of Transport & Communications and Nordic Cooperation of Finland, Ms. Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade of Sweden and Mr. Dagfinn…

Danish funding for wastewater treatment in Myanmar

Danish Ambassador to Myanmar John Nielsen inaugurated Win Agro-Livestock Co., Ltd.’s (Walco) new wastewater treatment plant on 29 November 2018. The plant is co-financed by the Danish Responsible Business Fund (RBF). With support from RBF, Walco is now one of the few small and medium enterprises in Myanmar compliant with wastewater regulations, according to the…

Singapore-Finland seminar on metabolic diseases

Experts from Finland and Singapore gathered at “Singapore-Finland Research Seminar on Metabolic Diseases” on 28 November in Singapore. The research seminar focused on prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiometabolic diseases and presented latest research and solutions. The aim of the seminar was to find concrete cooperation proposals to be developed further for joint research,…