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Danish group CIP promotes new wind energy project in Vietnam

The Danish group Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) with its partners from Asiapetro and Novasia promotes the construction of the new wind energy project, La Gan offshore wind power project in Binh Thuan province of Central Vietnam. The project is planned to be developed over a long period and once the installation of a system with…

Denmark extends all COVID related travel and entry restrictions until 5 April

The Danish government has announced that the current COVID-related travel- and entry restrictions, set to expire on 28 February, will be extended to 5 April (included). This includes the test- and isolation requirements announced on 6 February. See more information from The Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs here

China claims new statue in Copenhagen will damage Danish-Chinese relations and wants it removed

The Chinese Embassy in Denmark is pressuring the City of Copenhagen to remove a new eight-meter-high sculpture resembling the struggles that protesters in Hong Kong are facing. The Chinese Embassy reportedly claims the sculpture will damage Danish-Chinese relations, writes Danish daily Jyllands Posten. The sculpture by the Danish artist Jens Galschiøt is meant to provide…

Danish embassy Singapore invited to Maritime Innovation online

On 22 February 2021 the Danish embassy in Singapore invited to an online event on zero carbon shipping, that read: How do we attract top tech-talents to break down barriers towards zero carbon shipping? How can policy makers create a smoother runway for adoption of tech whilst the industry defines new sustainable pathways? And are…

HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards open for nomination

The Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore invited on 23 February 2021 companies to nominate candidate for the prestigious award “HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards” by 31 March. The award is given to a company, person, agent, distributor or a Danish subsidiary that has delivered an outstanding effort in promoting sustainable Danish products, services…

Global and creative 18-22 years old are invited to join Asia Challenge 2030

Global Essay Competition “Asia’s Challenge 2030” is now open for applications of any nationality. Win the chance to join a virtual fireside chat with a prominent business leader by entering the “Asia’s Challenge 2030” Global Essay Competition. Your essay should nake an impact on business and public policy by articulating the key challenges and potential…

Danish WHO researcher claims to be misquoted & Thailand rejects speculation

Earlier this week, Danish daily Politiken cited Danish epidemiologist Thea Fischer saying that the coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand and questioning whether Chatuchak was indeed “the place that brought the coronavirus to Wuhan.” Coconuts Bangkok can now report that Thea Fischer has explained via Twitter that she was not quoted correctly by…

Denmark supported workshop on statistics in Vietnam

The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam supported a workshop on 22 February 2021 to discuss Vietnam Statistical Development Strategy for the period 2021-2030 and vision to 2045 with a focus on social and environmental statistics. The workshop was organized by the General Statistics Office (GSO). It gathered more than 90 participants from various departments of…

On this day: 22 February 1912 MS-Selandia sets off on her maiden journey to Thailand

On 22 February 1921, the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok released a memo on the first journey to Thailand of M/S Selandia: On this day, 22 February 2012, the revolutionary Danish ship M/S Selandia set out on its maiden journey – a journey from Denmark to Thailand. M/S Selandia, owned by The East Asiatic Company,…

Danish WHO researcher: Coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand

For a year, we have been told that coronavirus came from Wuhan in China. But now the WHO is questioning the narrative and has instead turned their eyes to Thailand. According to Danish WHO researcher Thea Fischer who has just returned from Wuhan in China, the virus may have originated from bats in Thailand, writes…