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Zazithorn Ruengchinda

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

Myanmar fishery officials study at Arctic University in Tromsø

Three scholars from Myanmar Department of Fisheries, Mr. Chit Oo Lwin, Ms. Myat Mon Soe and Ms. Khet Nu Wai Kyaw, have arrived in the Norwegian city Tromsø, where they will study at Arctic University. With the assistance of the facility members and their senior, Mr. Zaw Tun Aung, they are now gradually settled in…

Norway continues to contribute funds to UNDP Myanmar for recovery suports

On 18 November 2020 the UNDP Myanmar announced that the organization this week would be highlighting the cooperation between Norway and United Nations Development Programme – UNDP. Norway contributes over 200 million USD to the UNDP yearly, through direct program support and multi-partner trust funds. This includes support to several projects in Myanmar. UNDP and…

Danish Embassy announced tightened entry regulations to China

The Danish Embassy in Beijing announced on 17 November 2020 that Denmark continues to discourage all non-necessary travels to China as a result of COVID-19. China has initially introduced an entry ban for all non-Chinese citizens. Please be aware that there are test requirements before entry. For more information about your entry opportunity to China,…

Sweden provides USD 1,500,000 to UNFPA Women and Girls First Programme Phase II

On10 November 2020  Mr. Anders Frankenberg, Head of Development Cooperation of the Swedish Embassy Section Office in Yangon and Mr. Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA Representative for Myanmar signed an agreement for a grant of SEK 13 million (US$1.5 million). This funding is to support UNFPA’ Women and Girls First Programme – Phase II (2020 – 2022)…

Denmark-China celebrated 70th diplomatic relationships

On 11 November 2020 the Ambassador Thomas Østrup Møller hosted a big reception at the Danish embassy to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and the People’s Republic of China. The evening offered speeches by Vice-Foreign Minister Qin Gang and Thomas Østrup Møller, – and Danish foreign minister Jeppe Kofod, congratulated the…

Sweden Embassy Yangon welcomes new staff member

17 November 2020 the Swedish Embassy in Yangon announced a welcome note to their new member: “We are very excited to welcome our new team member Linnea Lindberg, who will be supporting the team in the areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding and Rule of Law. Linnea is new to the Section Office but not new…

Finnish SWAPPIE helps in electronic waste challenge

Did you know that incorrect disposal of electronic waste is one of the most problematic challenges in waste management? In Finland, used and serviced smart phones are gaining popularity: They’re easier on the environment – and the wallet. Find out what are Finnish’s secrets in handling waste management here.

Sweden Alumni Network Myanmar invites to webinar on 28 Nov

Sweden Alumni Network Myanmar is launching another live event in the evening of 28 November 2020. With aims to share scholarship information for interested professionals. Scholarship recipients and professionals who are already studying in Sweden will share their instrumental experiences. Don’t miss out! This event is a very good opportunity to those who are interested…

NIH-SG introduces new Finnish Member: Vetrospace

On 19 November the Nordic Innovation House-Singapore introduced new member from Finland: Vetrospace and VetroHealth which is part of Vetrospace group to better serve health care industry’s needs. It is aiming for safer and cleaner hospitals and other health care facilities to enhance the health of patients and employees. VetroHealth’s tailored healthcare pods are equipped…