Zazithorn Ruengchinda

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

The Swedish embassy hosts education days in Vietnam

The Swedish Embassy in Vietnam will host a 2 days convention “Study and work in Sweden information day” at Pullman hotels in Hanoi and Saigon. Starting  from Saturday 9th until Sunday 10th November 2019. The convention aims to bring people together and exploring opportunities for students to study and work in Sweden. The Swedish embassy…

H&M consider leaving Cambodia due to EU trade sanctions

Mr. David Savman, head of production at H&M, said the company would do less business in Cambodia if the current EU trade benefits ended and named China and Indonesia as alternative sourcing countries. Mr. Savman was attending the Textile and Apparel SEA Summit in Phnom Penh last week when quoted by Reuters for saying that…

Vietnamese shrimp quality approved for Scandinavia market

A Vietnamese shrimp farming cooperative, part-funded by Danish firm Northcoast Seafoods, has been certified to Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards, according to the WWF. Nong Ngu 14/10 Hoa Nho A, in Soc Trang province, has been formed by 17 smallholder farms. They benefited from new technology including an improvement to shrimp traceability. The certification followed…

The Nordics shared green economy experience at the EBTKE2019 expo in Indonesia

The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish embassies together created a Nordic Pavilion at the EBTKE2019 expo in Jakarta on 6 – 8 November 2019. The pavillion provided information about green economy as practiced in the Scandinavian countries. The EBTKE2019 Conex expo hosted by the Indonesian Renewable Energy Society Indonesia (METI) is the 8th edition. The 2019…

Swedish – Thai photo exhibition in Phuket

The Swedish Embassy in Thailand and Central Floresta Phuket invites Swedes and Thais alike to visit a photo exhibition from 11th until 18th November 2019 on the 3rd floor of their latest shopping mall in Phuket town. In 2018, the Swedish embassy in Bangkok produced an exhibition of photography to celebrate 150 years of friendship…

Danish-Vietnamese renewable energy seminar

A seminar regarding energy consumption in Vietnam was organized by the Embassy of Denmark, in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Energy and with Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), providing an overview of Vietnam’s opportunities and challenges in developing sustainable energy.  One of the speakers at the seminar was Jakob Stenby Lundsager, Long…

Finnish and Norwegian authors invited to Dhaka Lit Festival 2019

With the aim of celebrating non-hegemonic languages and their literatures achievements, this year Dhaka Lit Fest 2019 has invited Minna Lindgren, Anne Ostby and Maria Filomena Bouissou Lepecki — all of their works were not in English and this will be their first time attending the festival. Anne Ostby is a Norwegian author who has…

Norway proposed LNG as clean energy option for Vietnam

The Norwegian Embassy, together with Norwegian Energy Partners and Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company1 organized on the 4th November 2019 a Norway-Vietnam seminar in Hanoi regarding liquefied natural gas (LNG). The seminar aimed at creating an opportunity for the Norwegian companies to look for local partners to invest and to develop advanced solutions for…

Danish Permanent Secretary for Climate, Energy and Utilities visits Vietnam

Danish Permanent Secretary for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Mr. Morten Bæk visited 4 – 6 November 2019 Vietnam to enhance the government-to-government partnership between Vietnam and Denmark within the energy sector. During the two-day visit beginning on November 4, Mr. Morten Bæk worked with different Vietnamese senior officials exchanging views on strategic issues concerning decarbonization…

Danish ambassador adds Nordic touch to Christmas Wonderland event

H.E Dorte Bech Vizard, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore, has been giving creative direction to the Poinsettia Wishes floral display that adds iconic Nordic landmarks to the annual Christmas Wonderland at Garden by the Bay from 29th November- 26th December 2019. If you visit the Poinsettia Wishes floral display, see if you can spot the…