Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

Denmark takes pole position as Singapore initiates ‘Infrastructure Asia’

‘Infrastructure Asia’ (IA) is one of the Singapore Government’s most recent and very important initiatives (launched during its presidency of ASEAN in 2018, at the 8th Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable) – an entity put up to support Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. Denmark in Singapore has immediately responded to this by engaging and…

H&M together with Swedish Embassy support ILO in Myanmar

The Embassy of Sweden to Myanmar cooperates with H&M, a well-known Swedish clothing-retail company, to join in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s event, which took place on 31 January 2019 at Yangon. ILO’s event, “Weaving Gender”, focused on gender equality for both women and men in selected garment factories. The topics discussed during the event were opened…

Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…

Denmark funds mangrove reforestation in Rakhine

The Danish Climate Envelope funds a Five-year plan of mangrove reforestation on the Rakhine State. The plan will take action in the degraded mangrove forests in Myebon, Rambre, Tanintharyi’s Myeik archipelago and Kyunsu township. It already started in June 2018 and is expected to end in 2023. The mangrove forests in Myanmar are dying out…

UN, Norwegian NGO ask Myanmar govt to allow aid into Rakhine

  The United Nations and the Norwegian Refugee Council ask the Myanmar government to allow aid organization to help refugees displaced by the recent surge of violence in northern Rakhine after they were previously banned by the government. Laura Marshall, acting country director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Myanmar expresses her concern about populations…

Sweden contributes US$43 million to healthcare in Myanmar

Sweden grants US$43 million (SEK385 million) to the Access to Health fund for Myanmar. Access to Health is a large fund handled by UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services). With support of Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, the fund will continue to build and strengthen the healthcare in Myanmar between…

Danish funding for wastewater treatment in Myanmar

Danish Ambassador to Myanmar John Nielsen inaugurated Win Agro-Livestock Co., Ltd.’s (Walco) new wastewater treatment plant on 29 November 2018. The plant is co-financed by the Danish Responsible Business Fund (RBF). With support from RBF, Walco is now one of the few small and medium enterprises in Myanmar compliant with wastewater regulations, according to the…