Category: General news

Denmark takes pole position as Singapore initiates ‘Infrastructure Asia’

‘Infrastructure Asia’ (IA) is one of the Singapore Government’s most recent and very important initiatives (launched during its presidency of ASEAN in 2018, at the 8th Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable) – an entity put up to support Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. Denmark in Singapore has immediately responded to this by engaging and…

Two Huawei employees expelled from Denmark

Two Huawei employees have been expelled from Denmark by Danish authorities after a work permit inspection. According to the police, four of Huawei’s staff failed to comply with laws covering residence and work permits. The two were charged on Thursday, 31 January 2019 with contravening the Immigration Act and Employment Act. Only two are expelled from…

Visit Swedish Fashion exhibition in Manila

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila together with Swedish fashion brands, H&M Philippines, BabyBjorn and Houdini Sportswear, has launched a three-month long fashion exhibition named “Fashion Revolution: The Future of Textiles” in Manila. Just like its name, the theme of “Fashion Revolution: The Future of Textiles” will focus on the past and the future of…

H&M together with Swedish Embassy support ILO in Myanmar

The Embassy of Sweden to Myanmar cooperates with H&M, a well-known Swedish clothing-retail company, to join in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s event, which took place on 31 January 2019 at Yangon. ILO’s event, “Weaving Gender”, focused on gender equality for both women and men in selected garment factories. The topics discussed during the event were opened…

Swedish Embassy welcomes Head of Borgholm Health center to Singapore

The Embassy of Sweden in Singapore gave a warm welcome to Head of Borgholm Health center, Dr. Åke Åkesson who came to visit Singaporean health organizations around 28-31 January 2019. The visiting programs included meetings with policy makers and health professionals from the National Healthcare Group (NHG), SingHealth, National University of Health System (NUHS) and…

Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…

TSCC joins in Fitness24Seven’s 3rd branch opening in Bangkok

Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce representatives led by two of their board members, Anders Lundqvist and Nicklas Moberg joined in the opening ceremony of Fitness24Seven third branch in Bangkok on Wednesday, 30 January 2019. According to TSCC, “the opening party was a great success and very well organized.” “We would like to thank Fitness24Seven Thailand’s Country…

NIRAS opens its new office in Manila

NIRAS, a leading Scandinavian consulting engineering company, held an official open ceremony of its new office in Manila, Philippines on 17 January 2019. Among the attendees, there were H.E. Mr. Harald Fries, the Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines, Tor Lundström, NIRAS International Development Consulting Director, Antti Inkinen, NIRAS Finland Director and NIRAS colleagues from around the…

Denmark funds mangrove reforestation in Rakhine

The Danish Climate Envelope funds a Five-year plan of mangrove reforestation on the Rakhine State. The plan will take action in the degraded mangrove forests in Myebon, Rambre, Tanintharyi’s Myeik archipelago and Kyunsu township. It already started in June 2018 and is expected to end in 2023. The mangrove forests in Myanmar are dying out…