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Norway promoting peace in the Sulu Archipelago

Norway is a consistent partner for peace efforts in the Philippines. Norway’s Ambassador to the Philippines Bjørn Jahnsen recently visited the provinces of Sulu and Basilan to support a project with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), promoting sustainable peace in the island provinces. The three-year project will address the main drivers of instability in…

Myanmar government ordered Wärtsilä power plants to battle black outs

The government of Myanmar has ordered two fast-track power plants to try to put an end to large-scale blackouts,on 7 February 2020 . Last summer, the Yangon area of the country was subjected to power cuts of up to six hours a day. Now the government has contracted Finnish technology group Wärtsilä to deliver equipment…

Nordic gas supplier secured contract with Singaporean AET tankers

Nordic gas supplier Gasum has secured a contract to bunker LNG as a fuel for two new dual-fuel powered crude shuttle tankers when they enter service in 2020 under a long-term charter to Equinor. The two 123,100-dwt shuttle tankers Eagle Blane and Eagle Balder are chartered by Equinor and owned by AET Sea Shuttle AS,…

Bangkok design week hosts photo exhibition celebrating 115 years relationship with Norway

Thai embassy in Oslo together with Thai historians initiated in a memorial photography journey of Lady Sirikittiya Jensen who wishes to follow her Great grand father’s footstep in Norway. The series of her artistic photography work is now on display for public as part of Bangkokdesignweek2020 and the exhibition celebrates 115 years of diplomatic relations…

Tourists from Scandinavia are evolving as great tourism markets for Vietnam

Vietnam has experienced a boom in tourism at one of the fastest rates in the world with a staggering number of 18 million visitors according to the 2019 Tourism Highlight report released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Out of the 18 million individuals that travelled to the South East Asian country, Vietnam greeted…

The Norwegian ambassador in Hanoi proposes wind energy as Vietnam’s new energy source

The Norwegian ambassador in Hanoi Grete Lochen was present at the Vietnam Onshore Offshore Wind Summit 2020 in Hanoi to deliver the opening speech. A recurring theme in the ambassador’s speech was ‘collaboration and sustainability in the act of going green’, referring to Vietnam’s new ‘Green Growth Strategy’ that promotes the process of improving the…

The Scandinavian Foreign Ministries advises against travelling to China

Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland have recently tightened their respective national travel-guidelines to China. “We will discourage all unnecessary travel to China”, informs the Civil service of the Danish Foreign Ministry in a press-statement released at 9PM, Monday February 3, 2020. Similar statements have been released by Norway, Sweden and Finland since January 26, 2020…