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Mixed Credits Now Available for Private Companies in Vietnam

Visiting Hanoi with the purpose of promoting the use of mixed credits in Vietnam’s private sector, a delegation from the Danish Mixed Credit Secretariat held a press conference at the Danish embassy last week.     The Danish mixed credit is an interest-free loan with 10 years’ maturity to finance development projects in developing countries. For private…

Swedish Support to Vietnamese Typhoon Victims

Durian – the typhoon which recently tormented parts of Vietnam along with other neighboring countries – has left many Vietnamese people injured and homeless. In order to assist those people, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has decided to approve that the Swedish Red Cross can spend one million SEK from their so-called “rapid response…

Danish Children’s Books Translated Into Vietnamese

”The Butterfly”, ”Did you fall?”, ”The Thief of Books”, ”When Toad got tired”, and ”The Day Leopold got Evil”. Those are the five books, which have now been translated into Vietnamese and published with financial support from Danida’s culture development programme in Vietnam.     A total of 25,000 copies have been published, out of which 10,000…

Sick Badminton Star Took the Championship

He arrived in Kuala Lumpur last week on a stretcher, spending the first few days in a hospital bed. This week, Peter Gade leaves Malaysia’s capitol as the new-crowned champion of the year’s first Super Series, the Malaysian Open.      The remarkable comeback was completed when the Danish badminton star defeated his Chinese opponent in…

Dams in Vietnam Ruin Cambodian Villages

Enough is enough. That was the message delivered by ten agitated community representatives from the north-eastern Cambodian province of Stung Treng during a meeting on January 12 with some of the officials responsible for Vietnam’s plans to construct additional dams on the Vietnamese side of the border. These included officials from the state-owned Electricity of Vietnam (EVN),…

Sweden Continues to Spend Aid Millions in Laos

Since 2004, the Swedish government has spent more than 60 million USD (423 million SEK) on various development projects in Laos. This year, Sweden has committed to another 21.5 million USD (151.5 million SEK), which will be spent on programmes under a bilateral cooperation framework. The amount was recently approved by the Swedish government. The…

How to Train a Trade Union…? Call Sweden!

The request for help was made by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL) at a meeting with a visiting delegation from the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (STUC), led by Vice President Leif Hakansson, in Hanoi last Monday.      The VGCL also asked its Swedish visitors to help organize seminars on Vietnam’s labor commitments to…