Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

The Norwegian Red Cross is looking for a Health Delegate Myanmar

The Norwegian Red Cross (Nor Cross) announced on 18 September 2020 that they are looking for a Health Delegate officer in Myanmar. Their statement said: The Norwegian Red Cross is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, the world’s largest humanitarian network with millions of volunteers and staff operating in 190 countries. Our…

Denmark assists Myanmar SME businesses with Responsible Business Fund (RFB)

The Danish embassy in Myanmar has been active in assisting SME businesses in Myanmar. The latest project announced on 14 September 2020, is providing solar panels to limited access areas. The statement said: Solar panels are becoming a more common sight across Myanmar. They are used as an environmentally friendly solution to bridge electrification gaps…

Thailand’s Immigration bureau: All visas need to be renew by 27 September

The Thai Immigration Bureau has urged foreigners to renew their visas before the 26 September 2020 which is where the current exemption expires. Thailand earlier announced an exemption for foreigners whose visas expired so that they could legally stay in the country until 26 September, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Short-term and long-term visa holders…

The Norwegian Retailer’s Environmental Fund opens for applications to improve plastic management projects

The Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund have announced that they are funding NOK 25 million (USD 2.8 million) for projects to improve the management of plastics globally. This includes both reducing plastic pollution and increasing the resource efficiency of plastics. For futher information about the thematic areas it is possible to apply for and application requirements,…

Swedish embassy in Myanmar welcomes the new staff

The embassy of Sweden in Myanmar welcomed a new staff member on 9 September 2020. Their statement said: We’re very happy to welcome our new Bilateral Associate Expert, Erik Nilsson, who will be supporting the team on issues not least relating to Women, Peace and Security. Although new among us, Erik is not new in…

EU in Vietnam published reports on agricultural projects in Asia

The European Union in Vietnam published their achievement on agricultural projects across Asia on 3 September 2020. Their statement said: With the new National Action Plan on SCP (2021-2030) and EU SWITCH-Asia Programme country assistance, Vietnam has strengthened its commitment to sustain economic growth while ensuring environmental and ecological protection, and effective management and utilization…

Embassy of Sweden in Myanmar welcomes the new Ambassador

On the 4 September 2020, H.E. Ambassador Jon Åström Gröndahl has been appointed Ambassador of Sweden to Myanmar. Ambassador Åström Gröndahl is resident in Bangkok, but looks very much forward to visiting Myanmar often once the situation allows, and to further deepening the already excellent relations between our two countries. Please join us in welcoming…

Finland signed 4mil Euro to support women in conflicted areas in Myanmar

On 25 August, H.E. Riikka Laatu, Finland Ambassador to Myanmar and Mr. Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA Representative for Myanmar signed the agreement for a grant of 4 million Euro to provide supports for women, girls, young people in conflict-affected areas of Myanmar, including people with special needs e.g. elderly women, women and girls with disability, LGBTQIA+…

Ambassador Nielsen gave an opening speech at the Myanmar Media Development Conference

The Danish Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr John Nielsen, gave an opening speech at the Myanmar Media Development Conference. Through support to International Media Support (IMS), Denmark contributes to promote accurate news and counter disinformation and hate speech in Myanmar. This includes supporting media and digital rights and tech organisations to fact-check and to debunk wrong…

Telenor Connexion making headway in Asia-Pacific: Seth Ryding, CSO

With 20 years’ experience as developer and provider of IoT solutions Telenor Connexion also has over ten years in Asia-Pacific region. The Swedish-based provider is now boosting its organisation to further develop the established customer base, and to leverage on the significant market opportunities and future growth throughout the region. In charge to lead that…