Zazithorn Ruengchinda

ScandAsia Journalist • Scandinavian Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok Thailand

Denmark tops in environmental performance

Denmark ranks 1st in the world, when it comes to environmental performance according to the EPI Index 2020. The Environmental Performance Index is produced by Yale University and compares the environmental performance of 180 countries. Finland ranks the 7th, Sweden the 8th and Norway on the 9th from the list, representing on how the Scandinavians…

Ambassador Kahilouto ‘meet the parents’ at Vietnam-Finland International School

The Finnish H.E.Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto visited the Vietnam-Finland International School VFIS at TDT University in HCMC on 9 October 2020. Ambassador Kahiluoto had a Q&A meeting with parents of VFIS pupils about the Finnish Education and future plans and development of the school.

Consul Karanko visited the Hong Kong Productivity Council to discuss future possibilities

On 8 Ocotober 2020 the Finnish Consul General Johanna Karanko visited the Hong Kong Productivity Council HKPC with the representatives from UROS to discuss cooperation in the areas of sustainability, smart city development and innovations.

Singapore National Water Agency (PUB) launched Global Innovation Challenge

The Nordic Innovation House Singapore, on 7 October 2020 called out to all Innovators to join the PUB Global Innovation Challenge. COVID-19 has drastically affected how businesses operate and collaborate. However, innovation never stops. Singapore’s National Water Agency(PUB)is looking for technological solutions to Singapore’s water challenges. Your solutions could be one of them. Funding &…

Finnish ‘Pemecah Es Snow’ children book series now available in Bahasa Indonesia

On 7 October 2020, the Embassy of Finland in Jakarta introduced Teemu Leppälä, a professional sea captain and icebreaker operator. After a tough night shift on an icebreaker in icy arctic waters he decided to convey his experiences into children’s books. The first three adventures of “Pemecah Es Snow” are now available in Bahasa Indonesia.…

Denmark co-hosted an Asem event on women empowerment

The ASEM “High-Level Dialogue on women’s economic empowerment amid the Covid-19 Pandemic event”, hosted by Vietnam, co-sponsored by Denmark and seven other ASEM member states, took off in Hanoi on 12-13 October 2020. The Dialogue attracted a wide range of policy makers, government officials, scholars and experts from all over the ASEM member states, who…

Denmark committed DKK35 million to support Myanmar’s 5 year Climate Adaption Programme

Coastal communities in Myanmar are extremely vulnerable to the impact of climate change and highly exposed to severe natural weather events such as heavy rain, storm surge, floods and cyclones. To help Myanmar respond to those natural challenges, the Forest Department, with the support from Denmark, is implementing a 5-year climate adaption programme that commenced…

Norway and Finland celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Vietnam Meteorology and Hydrology

The Norwegian Chargé d’affaires Mr Jan Wilhelm Grythe and the Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Kari Kahiluoto attended the 75th Anniversary Ceremony of Vietnam Meteorology and Hydrology on 3 October 2020. It was a great opportunity for the Norwegian CDA to know more about the history of the Vietnam Meteorology and Hydrology as well as…

Finnair and Lego nominated for EuroCham Singapore’s Sustainability Award 2020

The European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore presented on 8 October 2020 the companies nomitaed for the EuroCham Sustainability Awards 2020: Evonik / DEMEGroup / SwissRe / Finnair / wbcsd / Lego / EQUINIX / Keppel Corporation Award Announcement is planned to be on 17 November 2020 at 4-6pm Singapore Time.