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Vietnamese Minister of National Defense visits Finland

     Tra has been invited by his Finnish counterpart Defense Minister Seppo Kaariainen. The topics of discussion will encompass international and regional security matters, as well as cooperation in the defense industry between Finland and Vietnam.      Besides the official talks, Tra will meet with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, the Commander of the Finnish Defense Forces…

Danish NIRAS Consulting Engineers and Planners buys Scanagri

     Founded in 1956 and with over 700 employees NIRAS is one of the largest consulting companies in Denmark. The company has been looking for opportunities to increase its activities within the agriculture and natural resources management as well as within the food sector. NIRAS has also been eager to expand its operations into the Baltic…

RM1.1 Million assigned for Projects in Malaysia from Finland, Malaysia to open Embassy in Helsinki very soon

Ambassador Lauri Korpinen was speaking to reporters at Kampung Ampangan Kuala after donating a solar-powered lighting system produced by Finnish company NAPS System Oy. Mr. Korpinen added that it has been announced that Malaysia will open its embassy in Finland very soon. The ambassador further illustrated the Finnish-Malaysian relations as good.

Stora Enso sells Indonesian forest asset

The Nordic paper, packaging and forests company Stora Enso has sold out its majority shareholding in an Indonesian plantation owned by PT Finnantara Intiga.      The buyer of the plantation, located in West Kalimantan, is Global Forest Ltd.      Finnantara’s commercial area is approximately 35 000 hectares and the concession area 299 700 hectares.      The book value…

Thaksin holds meeting with Finnish PM at Bangkok Airport

     Mr. Vanhanen is scheduled to meet Chinese PM Wen Jiabaon, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroy, Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian PM Abdullah Badawi.      The meetings follow a private meeting on Wednesday with Thai PM Thaksin. The meeting took place during Vanhanen’s brief stay at Bangkok International while waiting for a connecting flight to Hanoi.…

Finnish movie Upswing present at the 14th European Union Film Festival Singapore

     “Upswing” directed by Johanna Vuoksenmaa is the Finnish movie to be honored the closing screening of the festival. The movie is a comedy, in which a young successful couple signs up for an extreme experience offered by an unusual travel agent. The “excursion” takes the couple across the city, and into a new world, living…

Finnish assist in building Vietnam’s largest salmon farming center

     Fish Innovation will offer research and training assistance to the Vietnamese. The fish farm will be located in the northern mountain resort of Sa Pa, Lao Cai province.      “Among other tasks, Fish Innovation Center is conducting background research, planning and training. We have now planned a pilot fish farm which will produce fry and will…

Top Scandinavian entertainment in KL, Bangkok, S’pore November

The Scandinavian Weeks guesting the three capitals are each a week of dinner shows with top artists and jazz bands from Scandinavia and a top class Scandinavian buffet or Smorgasbord prepared by one of Scandinavia’s best chefs. This year Erling Ribbing Quartet from Sweden will provide the entertainment together with Danish singer Susanne Cal while…