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Vietnamese shrimp quality approved for Scandinavia market

A Vietnamese shrimp farming cooperative, part-funded by Danish firm Northcoast Seafoods, has been certified to Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards, according to the WWF. Nong Ngu 14/10 Hoa Nho A, in Soc Trang province, has been formed by 17 smallholder farms. They benefited from new technology including an improvement to shrimp traceability. The certification followed…

The Nordics shared green economy experience at the EBTKE2019 expo in Indonesia

The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish embassies together created a Nordic Pavilion at the EBTKE2019 expo in Jakarta on 6 – 8 November 2019. The pavillion provided information about green economy as practiced in the Scandinavian countries. The EBTKE2019 Conex expo hosted by the Indonesian Renewable Energy Society Indonesia (METI) is the 8th edition. The 2019…

Finnish and Norwegian authors invited to Dhaka Lit Festival 2019

With the aim of celebrating non-hegemonic languages and their literatures achievements, this year Dhaka Lit Fest 2019 has invited Minna Lindgren, Anne Ostby and Maria Filomena Bouissou Lepecki — all of their works were not in English and this will be their first time attending the festival. Anne Ostby is a Norwegian author who has…

Norway proposed LNG as clean energy option for Vietnam

The Norwegian Embassy, together with Norwegian Energy Partners and Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company1 organized on the 4th November 2019 a Norway-Vietnam seminar in Hanoi regarding liquefied natural gas (LNG). The seminar aimed at creating an opportunity for the Norwegian companies to look for local partners to invest and to develop advanced solutions for…

Danish ambassador adds Nordic touch to Christmas Wonderland event

H.E Dorte Bech Vizard, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore, has been giving creative direction to the Poinsettia Wishes floral display that adds iconic Nordic landmarks to the annual Christmas Wonderland at Garden by the Bay from 29th November- 26th December 2019. If you visit the Poinsettia Wishes floral display, see if you can spot the…

Colourful festival of lights in Thailand 11th November

Loy Krathong Festival is an auspicious occasions celebrated by locals and visitors during the full moon night in November – this year on the night of the 11th November 2019. Loy Kratong means floating the (flowery) basket. The ritual relates to hindu belief dating back thousands of years. It involves making the basket out of…

Norway wants increased access to China’s seafood market

Norway is working on getting increased market access for Norwegian seafood to China says Harald T. Nesvik, Norwegian minister of Fisheries and Seafood, after a meeting on 31 October 2019 in Beijing with Deputy Minister Zhang Jiwen. Zhang is Deputy Minister of the General Administration of Customs to China, which regulates the import of food…

Nordic tourism is safe: Ving Gruppen gets new owners

Billionaire Petter Stordalen’s Strawberry Group will team up with Altor Fund V and TDR Capital to take over the assets of Thomas Cook Northern Europe, or Vinggruppen, as it is usually called, according to a statement by the group on Wednesday 30 October 2019. EPA Vinggruppen is the Nordic operations of Thomas Cook Group Plc…

Norwegian ships will continue hiring seafarers from the Philippines

Mr. Harald Solberg, chief executive officer of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA), says the Norwegian shipowners will continue to hire seafarers from the Philippines. Mr. Solberg expressed his optimism in an interview with the Philippines TV Channel ANC which is also available on Youtube. But don’t expect a boost in hiring anytime soon, he added.…

Norwegian engineering specialist providing new system for clean marine in Singapore and Indonesia

FMSI Norway-based Clean Marine and Indonesian engineering specialist announced that the companies agreed to cooperate to create a leading provider of exhaust gas cleaning systems. “We are pleased to announce the contemplated merger on the eve of IMO 2020 coming into effect,” said Nils Høy-Petersen, CEO of Clean Marine.  “The transaction will provide additional scale…