Latest Scandinavian Vietnam News

Age-old relations, cooperation boosted

Norway has provided economic support for many countries with the aim of helping to improve the socio-economic situation in developing countries within a sustainable development framework. The country is now the second largest sponsor in the world in terms of the ODA/GNP (official development assistance/gross national product) ratio. On the occasion of Norway’s National Day…

Scandinavians in SE-Asia can vote in European Parliamentary Elections

On Sunday, 13 June, 2004 election of members of the European Parliament will take place. Danish, Swedish and Finnish citizens may vote in this election provided they are registered and eligible to vote in national parliamentary elections back home.      Voting may be conducted through postal ballot at all diplomatic and consular representations since Monday, 15…

SAS gets representation in Vietnam

Miklos Puskas, Scandinavian Airlines System’s (SAS) Country Manager Vietnam, recently informed Scandinavian community in Vietnam that SAS had finally found a solution to the airline’s representation in the country.      “We yesterday signed a General Sales Agency Agreement with East Sea Travel & Air Service in Ho Chi Minh City, to represent Scandinavian Airlines in Vietnam…

Halong culture centre ready in November

Funding from the Norwegian government and Unesco is injected to complete a culture centre in the fishing village Cua Van fishing village in northern Vietnam’s Halong city.      The USD 410,000 centre is one of 12 programmes in the Halong Bay Ecology Museum Project. It will be completed in November this year, reports VNA.      The centre…

Vietnam – a key partner on development cooperation with Finland

Finland and Vietnam established their diplomatic ties in January of 1973. The same year, the Finnish Government decided to list Vietnam as one of its eight long-term partner countries. Vietnam’s position was reaffirmed in recent policies of the Finnish government this year.      A high economic growth rate and economic reforms of Vietnam have created favourable…

Oriflame up 20 percent in Asia

The Swedish cosmetics multinational Oriflame grew its Asian turnover by 20 percent to Euro 7.4 million during the first quarter 2004 compared with the same period last year.      Growth in Indonesia was strong and the business in Vietnam, established September 2003, contributed to the larger turnover.      Oriflame is also active in Thailand and India on…

Millicom reports continued growth in South East Asia

The Swedish Stenbeck family controlled mobile operator company Millicom International Cellular reports a 54 percent jump in South East Asia subscribers for first quarter 2004.      It is primarily the cellular business in Vietnam that has contributed most to Millicom’s growth first quarter 2004 compared with the same period 2003.      The company has regional operations in…

Artists on teaching mission

A delegation from the southern Swedish city Malmö’s conservatoire visits Vietnam this week under a cooperation programme to help enhance the Hanoi conservatoire’s teaching quality.      The Swedish artists will also support the Hanoi Conservatoire to improve its symphony orchestra’s performance and capacity for performing classic works.      The visit is implemented through support from the Vietnam-Sweden…