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Finland established the first financial institute in Myanmar to empower women to start own businesses

The Embassy of Finland in Yangon published an announcement on a financial support project to help farmers and women who desire to establish their own business with the aim to promote gender equality by Finnfund on 1 June 2020. Proximity Finance funded by Finnfund is tailoring loans to farmers according to harvest seasons in Myanmar.…

Ho Chi Minh City ready to collaborate with Denmark in education, energy, environment

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc announced that Ho Chi Minh City is willing to partner with Denmark in potential areas, at a meeting session with Troels Jakobsen, Counselor of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, on 1 July 2020. Mr.Duc also hopes to push the progress of Denmark projects underway…

Sweden focuses on Innovation and Sustainability once the EVFTA enters into force 1 August

The Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe published on her latest work regarding EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Sweden motive for the occasion in an interview with VITV,VTC8 and SCTV8, on 27 June 2020. The statement said: “Happy to answer interview with Hong Diep BTV on EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), exchanging Swedish-Vietnam…

Coronavirus can not stop Finnish travel industry exploring virtual possibilities

Finland’s popularity as a tourist destination reached record high in 2019 but is now in frozen mode altogether. Yet this Coronavirus pandemic is not an obstacle to the Finnish travel industry now that they have exploring virtual possibilities during this quiet moment. With the national aim to reduce emission for the future along with the…

Tetra Pak Thailand aims at zero emission by 2030

Tetra Pak, the multinational food packaging giant based in Sweden and Switzerland, announced on 30 June 2020 that the company aims to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its own operations by 2030. The ambition is to reach net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030…

Denmark support SME business grow in Myanmar

The Royal Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar published a statement to celebrate Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day and appreciated growth in the industry, on 26 June 2020. The statement said: Denmark is proud to support MSME growth in Myanmar through the Myanmar Enterprises Monitoring System (MEMS) and the Responsible Business Fund (RBF). Micro, Small,…

Sweden-Thailand preparing to recover economy together in the future

The Swedish ambassador to Thailand H.E. Staffan Herrström visited Thai Prime ministry Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha on 24 June 2020. In discussion, the representatives expressed that this positive bilateral relationships will continue on. The Thai Prime minister thanked the ambassador for having been supportive in maintaining in an ongoing good relationship between Sweden and Thailand.The bilateral…

Finnish ambassador discussed further corperation with Thai Prime Minister

The Finnish ambassador to Thailand H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven visited Thai Prime minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha to discuss further strengthening bilateral relationship on 23 June 2020. The ambassador expressed her appreciations in Thailand’s progress in political and socio economy stability, along with promoting women and human rights. Her excellency praised on the accuracy of how Thai…

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 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…