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Swedish investors to support island in sustainability project

waste management in indonesia

93 million. That’s how many straws Indonesians sucks their way through each day. And of the 9,8 billion plastic bags they use every year, almost 95 percent end up as waste. In Western Indonesia the North Sumatra Provincial Government has therefore decided that it’s time to cope with large amounts of plastic waste, and one…

EU ban on palm oil could keep Telenor out of Indonesia

Telenor Axiata merger in Indonesia

Norwegian telecommunication giant Telenor Group is trying to enter the Indonesian market by merging with the Indonesian company Axiata. Axiata holds 66.4 percent of the shares in PT XL Axiata Tbk which is the second largest mobile telecommunications company in Indonesia. Not so fast, says Indonesia’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Rudiantara. The EU parliament…

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,…

Volvo identifies faulty engine part

Do you have a Volvo model S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 or XC90 with a 2-litre or 4-cylinder diesel engine produced between 2014 and 2019? Then you are one of 507,000 Volvo owners, who will receive a letter from Volvo, asking you to contact your local dealer for correction of a component…

Sweden and ASEAN discussion in Stockholm

Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade Ann Linde recently met with six ambassadors to Sweden representing each their ASEAN country. The envoys have organized themselves as Asean Committee in Stockholm (ACS). According to the website Business Mirror, the ACS is chaired by Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro, and is composed of ambassadors from Indonesia,…

Swedish Embassy hosted “Smart Mobility Workshop” in Jakarta

On July 7, Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta organized “Smart Mobility Workshop” at the Swedish Residence in Jakarta. The guests attending included Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia Marina Berg and Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro. Both of them gave their opening speeches to inaugurate the event and welcome all participants from Indonesian government…