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Zazithorn Ruengchinda

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

Cambodian immigration request all foreigners to register their residency before 1 July 2020

The Norwegian embassy in Bangkok published an important notice from The Cambodian Immigration’s latest policy on 16 June 2020. The statement said: “Cambodian authorities require foreign citizens to register their information and residencies in Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS) application by 1 July 2020. Foreign citizens who have not registered by this date can…

Cambodia reopens to tourism – if you pay 3000 USD in deposit for Covid-19 treatment

Travel industry has been on hold during the pandemic breakout, although a few countries have reopened for tourism. For South East Asia, Cambodia has opened up to tourism again on 11 June 2020 with additional US$ 3000 deposit policy upon arrival for travelers. According to Timeout, along with a statement from the Finnish embassy in…

Embassy of Sweden in Manila invites women and LGBTQ community to join online discussion on 26 June 2020

The Swedish embassy in Manila hosts and invites women and members of the LGBTQ community to join an online discussion regarding moments during home quarantine time in the pandemic on 26 June 2020. The invitation said: “What are the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of home quarantine on women and members of…

Disease experts: Salmon are not transmitters of Coronavirus

Since the latest Coronavirus breakout in Beijing in the past week, everyone was quick to blame imported Salmon. Although scientific evidence came out a couple of days after admitting that food products are not an intermediate transmitter of this disease. H.E. Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Seafood published the Norwegian’s government press…

Norway supports competition how to fight marine garbage in Vietnam and Thailand

The United Nation Development (UNDP) Vietnam announced an invitation for all to participate in a challenge aiming to stop marine litter in Halong Bay and Koh Samui, funded by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 19 June 2020. The statement said: “Join us for the launch of the ENDING PLASTIC POLLUTION INNOVATION CHALLENGE (or EPPIC)…

Volvo Cars Chengdu car plant powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity

Volvo Cars Chengdu is now operating with 100 percent renewable energy. According to an official statement announced on 5 June 2020. Volvo’s largest manufacturing plant in China is gearing towards climate neural plan for the future. The statement said: The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, the company’s largest in China, is now powered by…

Volvo Philippines offer free electric charging station for T8 Hybrid car owners

Volvo cars Philippines announced of an offer of home Wallbox installation for all Volvo T8 Plug-in Hybrid cars at no cost on 17 June 2020. However the wallbox is a home own version of a charging station with additional cost. This complimentary service was created for convenience of Volvo car owners to charge their Plug-in…

Norway to join UN Security Council in 2021-22

The Royal Embassy of Norway in Kuala lumpur, along with other Norwegian embassies in ASEAN countries published various thank you notes to all UN members for elected Norway as a member of the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 period. The statement from the Norwegian embassy in Kuala Lumpur said: “Today, Norway was elected as…

Vietnam discussed potential cooperation in renewable energy sector with Sweden

The Swedish ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe says that the latest discussion with Vietnam regarding  potential collaboration enhancing climate smart solutions in energy sector is going forward, on 17 June 2020. The statement said: “Excellent workshop yesterday together with Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong in Hanoi to discuss Sweden-Vietnam potential…

Denmark supports mangrove restoration in Myanmar

The Danish embassy in Myanmar providing support to Mangrove restoration and rehabilitation in Rakhine State and Thanintharyi region on 17 June 2020. The official statement says: “Today, marks the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. In support to Myanmar’s efforts to mitigate the negative consequences of climate change, through the Climate Adaptation Programme, Denmark…