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Zazithorn Ruengchinda

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

Danish embassy Bangkok is looking for visa officers

The Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok has announced an opening for visa officer position opening. The deadline for application is until 15th February 2020. The official statement said: The Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok is looking for one fulltime Visa Officers (Schengen citizens only) to join the embassy’s visa team. This is a possibility to…

The Consulate General of Sweden published a warning on Corona virus

The general consulate of Sweden in Hong Kong published an announcement regarding Coronavirus on 28th January 2020. The official statement said: There is currently an outbreak of a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan in central China. Majority of confirmed cases have been found in Wuhan. Cases have also been confirmed in other parts of China…

Swedish ambassador discussed challenges of Pasig city

Swedish ambassador H.E. Harald Fries recently paid a courtesy call to Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig city in Philippines on 22nd January 2020. They discussed challenges in Pasig regarding health care, waste management, peace and order, poverty and road congestion as well as potential areas for partnership in areas such as sustainability, business development and…

Swedish Ambassador visited Vietnam’s national children hospital

The Swedish Ambassador Ann Måwe visited Vietnam National Children’s Hospital, formerly known as the Olof Palme hospital or the Swedish hospital on 20th January 2020. Accompanied by veterans in Swedish – Vietnamese medical exchange Dr Mattias Larsson and Dr Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, as well as a group of Swedish medical students from Karolinska Institutet…

Corona virus: Finnair offers cancellation options to China

Finnair published an official statement regarding change or cancellations policies for travel to China due to Corona virus situation on 25th January 2020. The statement said: Due to the corona virus cases in China, we have made changes to our cancellation and change policies for our flights to and from China during 25 January to…

Myanmar waste management start up brings positive change

RecyGlo, a waste-management and data analytics startup based in Yangon, Myanmar is planing to expands further into other ASIAN countries. RecyGlo has been part of several accelerator programmes, such as Accelerating Asia in Singapore and Katapult Ocean Accelerator Program in Norway. In February 2019. The startup is currently raising a US$350,000 bridge funding and expects…

EU committee voted in favour of free trade agreement to Vietnam

The EU Committee on International Trade decided to back the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam on 21 January 2020. According to Europarl, the official statement said: “The committee gave its consent to the free trade agreement by 29 votes, six votes against and five abstentions and recommends that EP…

Wärtsilä launched new LNG bunkering and supply system

Wärtsilä has announced that it is launching its new LNG Bunkering & Supply System simulator at the Global LNG Bunkering Summit 2020 conference, which will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 28 to 30 January. Wärtsilä says, the simulator has already been installed at maritime academies and consulting facilities in Malaysia, Italy and Finland.…

Honorary Consulate of Norway opened in Sabah

Norway has officially opened a Honorary Consulate in Sabah to strengthen bilateral relationship between Norwegians and Sabahans on 20 January 2020. Other honourary guests attended the opening ceremony were Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia, Gunn Jorid Roset, Ambassador of Denmark to Malaysia, Jesper Vahr, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Sabah Regional Office Director, Anwar Udzir. Other nations…