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Norwegian Constitution Day 2019 in Bangkok

On May 17 of every year, Norwegians from all around the world will gather together and celebrate Norwegian Constitutional Day, the day they got their freedom from Denmark since 1814. This year, Norwegian expats in Thailand jointly celebrated one of the most meaningful days of their homeland at Royal Norwegian Embassy residence located at Sukhumvit,…

Global investment summit on SDG Impact initiative

Business for Peace organized “the Business for Peace Summit” in Oslo, Norway on May 15, 2019 to call for all global capital flows to advance the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda and to mark the Nordic Springboard of the United Nations’ SDG Impact initiative, which was a part of the summit. Based in Oslo, Business…

Norway-Malaysia solar plant successfully started commercial operation

Scatec Solar, Norwegian-headquartered solar power producer, announced that it has started commercial operation for the 65 MW Jasin solar plant in Malaysia. This Jasin plant is the second of three 65 MW solar plants undertaken by Scatec Solar in Malaysia. Total investment for the three projects was around MYR 1,235 million ($296 million). Located in…

Norwegian Ambassador visited Quang Tri, Vietnam

The group of four ambassadors to Vietnam consisting Norwegian Ambassador Grete Løchen, Cannada’s Ambassador Deborah Paul, New Zealand’s Ambassador Wendy Matthews and Switzerland’s Ambassador Beatrice Maser Mallor jointly took a field trip to visit Quang Tri, a province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. Taking place around May 6-11, 2019, the trip was…

EU Comes to Singapore’s School

“EU Comes to Your School” launching event was organized on May 13, 2019 at the Ministry of Education Language Centre in Bishan, Singapore. The project was presented to promote 21st century proficiencies by enhancing global awareness and cross-cultural skills amongst Singaporean students to teach them to appreciate different cultures and languages through the diverse cultures…

The celebrations of Europe Day in Myanmar and Malaysia

On May 9 of each year, the EU representatives across the world will celebrate the Europe Day to mark the presentation of the Schuman Declaration in 1950, a pioneer to the European Union who initially proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community. European Union operating in Myanmar and Malaysia are ones among…

Norway’s Telenor and Malaysia’s Axiata in talk on mega merged firm 

Norway’s Telenor is in discussions on joining forces with Malaysia’s Axiata Group to run a mega pan-Asian telco in South and Southeast Asia, according to Telenor’s press release on May 6, 2019. With nearly 300 million customers, the new telecoms hub will offer Telenor and Axiata a way to accelerate growth in a highly competitive market. Reuters reported that an informed source said the value of this merged deal would…

Philippines’ first Scandinavian Film Festival officially launched

Danish Ambassador Jan Top Christensen, Norwegian Ambassador Bjørn Jahnsen and Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries jointly opened the first Scandinavian Film Festival 2019 at SM Lanang Premier, Davao City, Philippines. Held on April 28, 2019, the opening night of the festival was supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines together with the @Cinematheque Centre…