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An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

The Swedish Embassy and businesses proposed circular economy to Vietnam

The Embassy of Sweden together with the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), and the Hanoi People’s Committee hosted a “Promoting a low-carbon circular economy – a Swedish perspective” seminar at Melia Hotel Hanoi on 12th November 2019. The discussions were focused on Vietnam’s policies and vision in promoting the circular economy, successful…

Danish cellist performing the first time at Hanoi Opera House

Jonathan Swensen, a Danish cellist, will take a lead part of the concert ‘the Dramatic Pathetique’ with the Sun Symphony Orchestra’s concert, at the Hanoi Opera House on 15th November 2019. Mr. Swensen was born in 1996 and raised in Gentofte. Music has always been a part of Jonathan’s life. His mother, who is a…

Phuket’s heritage and cuisine part of old and new favourites

While Phuket’s tourism is having challenges in 2019 to draw enough visitors, this island destination nevertheless has a formidable smorgasbord of attractions, including new waterparks, shopping centres dining destinations and five-star stays that is more comprehensive than ever before – especially within the high-end segment. Join in as ScandAsia leaps into Phuket’s latest luxury with…

ScandAsia puts the spotlight on the Nordics’ circular economy Asian outreach

During SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology) and Singapore Fintech Festival, Denmark’s ‘Sustainability Thought Leader Forum’ showcases Denmark and the Nordics as frontrunners in sustainable development, while the Nordic Innovation House Singapore showcases its Circular Economy & Energy programme. These are very prominent activities among many similar ones by the Nordics recently. In connection…

Finnish engineering company to build wind farm in Vietnam

Finland’s Poyry Plc announced to join forces with an owner’s engineer contract awarded by a unit of Thai company Banpu Power, for a 90-MW wind farm project in the town of Vinh Chau, Vietnam. The Finnish consulting and engineering firm said the wind farm will be built in three 30-MW phases. Detailed engineering design for…

The Swedish embassy hosts education days in Vietnam

The Swedish Embassy in Vietnam will host a 2 days convention “Study and work in Sweden information day” at Pullman hotels in Hanoi and Saigon. Starting  from Saturday 9th until Sunday 10th November 2019. The convention aims to bring people together and exploring opportunities for students to study and work in Sweden. The Swedish embassy…

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…

Danish-Vietnamese renewable energy seminar

A seminar regarding energy consumption in Vietnam was organized by the Embassy of Denmark, in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Energy and with Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), providing an overview of Vietnam’s opportunities and challenges in developing sustainable energy.  One of the speakers at the seminar was Jakob Stenby Lundsager, Long…

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…