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Rooftop PV solar sector example of Nordic-Vietnam business success

Scandinavian investment taps into Vietnam’s booming solar power market Thomas Jakobsen, based in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) since 2005, is Managing Director of Indochina Energy Partners (IEP), an entity focused on renewable energy in Southeast Asia’s emerging countries. Singapore-registered IEP is currently focusing on rolling out rooftop solar projects in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.…

Check how to vote for upcoming Norwegian elections

Even though you don’t live in Norway, your democratic right to vote for the municipal and regional elections on 9 September 2019 are intact if you’re a Norwegian citizen. However, you will not receive an election document in your mailbox with information on where to vote. Instead, you have to seek out a Norwegian embassy,…

Danish App helps fight illegal logging in Cambodia

Cambodia has seen a 23 percent decrease in tree cover since 2000 according to Global Forest Watch. As part of this, the country lost almost half of its dense old-growth forests: 3 million hectares, an area the size of Denmark. More than half of Cambodia is now non-forested. Against this backdrop, two NGOs, a Danish university and Cambodian…

Outgoing Swedish Ambassador saying Farewell

H.E. Ms. Maria Sargren, Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia, who will complete her three-year diplomatic mission in Cambodia soon, has been doing a round of farewell-meetings with ministries and other dignitaries in the country. As a result, Sweden has received requests for help with several issues. Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of…

Countries for and against China’s Xinjiang policies

Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland signed on 8 July 2019, along with 17 other nations, a letter addressed to the president of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calling on China to end its massive detention program in Xinjiang. The letter expressed concern about “credible reports of…

Swedish Senior Statistician received award from Cambodia

Veronica Wikner, a Swedish Statistics Senior Advisor from National Institute of Statistics of Cambodia (NIS) was recently given an honored award by the Government of Cambodia for her contributions to the NIS over the past three years. The award ceremony took place in the afternoon of July 5 where Chhay Than, Senior Minister and Minister…

Swedish Ambassador attended EuroCham White book launching ceremony

On July 1, Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia Maria Sargren visited the official launching ceremony of the White Book 2019 organized by EuroCham Cambodia. The ceremony was presented under the chairmanship of SOK Chenda Sophea, Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). The White…

Norway funded Cambodia’s project on biodiversity

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) funded the project launched by Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) with the technical assistance from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Biodiversity Finance Initiative is the name of the project launced on June 20. This project is expected to be a solution for protecting and maintaining Cambodia’s…

Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia received a visit from UNFPA representative

On June 19, Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia Maria Sargren welcomed United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative in Cambodia Rizvina de Alwis accompanied by Tum May, UNFPA Assistant Representative at the Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh. According to UNFPA’s website, UNFPA is the lead UN agency aimimg to expand the possibilities for women and…