Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

Denmark supports social dialogue in Myanmar

Denmark supports efforts to improve social dialogue in Myanmar through partnerships with labour market partners. The effort includes includes training to improve the professional performance of township conciliation bodies (TCBs), writes the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar. The TCBs are important bodies which are the first step in the dispute settlement process outside the work…

Danish funding supports food safety at Burmese company

Thanks to Danish funding, Hornbill Coffee in southern Chin State, Myanmar, has vastly improved its food safety standards. The funding has made it possible to get a new solar dryer, that will eliminate the coffee cherries’ exposure to microbes, contamination from animal discharge and exposure to harmful toxins commonly found in traditional drying methods. A…

Denmark helps to improve work safety in Myanmar

Inspectors from the Danish Working Environment Authority have trained Burmese inspectors to enhance safety at workplaces in Myanmar. Danish inspectors have visited Myanmar in October and have trained inspectors from the Factories and General Labour Laws Inspection Department. The training focused on indoor climate, accident prevention and chemical, fire and electricity safety. The new knowledge…

Finnish ambassador met with Burmese politicians

On 18 October Finnish Ambassador to Myanmar, Ms. Riikka Laatu, met with speakers from the Lower and Upper Houses of the Parliament of Myanmar. During Ms. Riikka Laatu’s meeting with Lower House speaker U T Khun Myat, they discussed bilateral cooperation between Finnish and Myanmar parliaments, education, health, forestry sector, development in democracy and peace,…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Norwegian artist showcases sculpture in Myanmar

Norwegian artist Merete Sejersted Bødtker and Myanmar sculptor Sonny Nyein showcase their sculptures and works on paper in Yangon from 4-7 October 2018. Merete Sejersted Bødtker will showcase her Daw Aung San Suu Kyi portrait sculpture, six mixed-media works on paper and 12 prints of her sculpture works from Norway in the “DUO Art Exhibition”.…

Study: Burmese find state-owned medias trustworthy

A study carried out by Danish, Swedish and Burmese organizations find that Burmese find state-owned medias to be one of the most reliable news sources. The study “Myanmar’s media from an audience perspective” was published in September 2018 and looks at the media habits of the population of Myanmar. The study found that Burmese struggle…

Finnish envoy visited Rohingya camps

Several Finnish officials visited Rohingya camps in Bangladesh on 29 September 2018. Ambassador of Finland to Myanmar Riikka Laatu and Ambassador of Finland to Bangladesh and India Nina Vaskunlahti have visited the Red Cross Red Crescent emergency hospital and the Rohingya camps in Kutupalong of Cox’s Bazar, according to New Age Bangladesh. “I wish to…

Danish fund gives grants to Myanmar businesses

The Responsible Business Fund has approved 185 grants to enterprises in Myanmar. The Responsible Business Fund (RBF) Board, chaired by Danish Ambassador John Nielsen, has reviewed 202 Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) wishes for grants. 185 grants were approved covering a broad geographic range including projects in Chin State, Kayah State and Tanintharyi. RBF is is…

Plan International and Telenor Group has entered new partnership

Plan International and Telenor Groups has announced a new partnership that includes Scandinavia, Myanmar and Thailand. On 25 September 2018 Plan International and Telenor Group announced a three years partnership, where they will collaborate on enhancing children and young people’s skills for a digital future. Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that…