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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.…

Norway to assist safe return of Rohingyas

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Norway is ready to assist in efforts to return Rohingyas to their homes in the province of Rakhine State in Western Myanmar, after thousands have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. Sidsel Bleken, Norwegian ambassador to Bangladesh, told the news media New Age Bangladesh that Norway will join global efforts in a safe and voluntary return of…

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,…

What went wrong for Aung San Suu Kyi?

The online media TheArtsDesk.com carried on Friday 26 July 2019 an interview with Danish documentalist Karen Stokkendal Poulsen about her her film ‘On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship’. The documentary tackles the question, how Aung San Suu Kyi could turn from a heroic status on the international stage perhaps surpassed only by Nelson Mandela…

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…

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…

Norwegian Business group calls on Myanmar to restore Internet access in Rakhine and Chin states

Myanmar-Norway Business Council together with four other business organisations have urged Myanmar authorities to restore internet access in Rakhine and Chin states. The statement warns of the “possible reputational impact in the international community and view of Myanmar as a responsible investment destination” being wrought by the internet-shutdown. It has been more than three weeks…

Norway, Finland and Sweden co-supported project on constitution in Myanmar

International IDEA Myanmar (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) announced on June 20 that its program titled “MyConstitution” has been supported by its existing partners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and its recent partners, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Finland and Sweden. MyConstitution is established…

Myanmar and two media institutes from Denmark and Sweden extend MoU

Myanmar and two international media support institutes from Denmark and Sweden signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on media cooperation to extend the duration of existing agreement. The signing ceremony took place on June 15 at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon where the MoU was signed by Director General U Ye Naing from Myanmar’s Information…