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Norwegian couple run their four orphanages in Thailand via FaceTime during the pandemic

Norwegian Ole Jørgen and his wife Gjertrud owns and runs three orphanages and one youth home in Mae-Sot, western Thailand. The couple has since March been forced to run the organization via FaceTime from Norway, due to travel and entry restrictions in Thailand. Ole Jørgen says in an interview with NRK, that he has spent…

China sees more free-trade deals with Norway and other countries

China plans to expand the country’s free trade network with agreement negotiations with Norway and other countries. According to Commerce Minister Wang Wentao, China wishes to enlarge its “circle of friends” and expand with trading partners across the world while eliminating more tariffs on goods and increase market access for service trade and investment. In…

EuroCham member Hyatt Regency opens in Phnom Penh

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, member of the European Chamber of Commerce has finally stepped into the Cambodian market with the opening of its state-of-the-art modern and luxurious five-star hotel. At a press conference, Herman Kemp, general manager of Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, said that he is delighted with the opening of the first Hyatt Regency…

Finnish New Year Cup 2021 postponed to 6 March

The Board of Thai Nordic Golf Society have announced a new date set for the first game of The Finnish New Year Cup 2021 at Laem Chabang International Country Club. The even is postponed due to the recently enforced domestic travel restrictions. The statement said: Due to the current restrictions in travel across provincial boarders…

Asia’s & Scandinavia’s best and worst visa-free passports revealed

Henley & Partners has released the latest results of the 2021 Henley Passport Index which shows how powerful the Asian and Nordic passports are in terms of travel freedom. The Henley Passport Index periodically ranks passports on the level of travel access they offer their holders without a prior visa. The rankings are based on…

EuroCham Cambodia invites to breakfast talk with European brands on 14 Jan

On 5 January 2021 the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia invited to a Breakfast Talk on “How can European Brands Meet RE100 and Other Global Goals in Cambodia?” EuroCham Cambodia has decided to reschedule the Breakfast Talk on “How can European Brands Meet RE100 and Other Global Climate Goals in Cambodia?” to 14 January…

Deadline for Nordic Sustainability Award in Philippines nominations ends 15 January

The Nordic Council Environment Prize is awarded each year to a Nordic company, organization, or individual in the Philippines to recognize “exemplary efforts to integrate respect for the environment into their business or work or for some other form of extraordinary initiative on behalf of the environment”. NordCham – the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in…

EuroCham Vietnam invites to the first business briefing of the year on 8 January

The European Chamber of Commerce invites to the first event of the year – Vietnam Economic Outlook 2021 – with honoured speakers from the World Bank and BIDV | Hanoi Luncheon, 08 January 2021. Vietnam’s economy has shown a remarkable resilience to external shocks in 2020. While the medium-term outlook is broadly favorable, the economy…

Norway and Vietnam take up seats as non-permanent members of UN Security Council

Norway has been elected by the General Assembly for the 2021-2022 term and the country took up seat as non-permanent members in the United Nations Security Council on 4 January 2021. Vietnam was elected last year for the term 2020-2021 and the two countries will sit together for the first year. The Security Council has…

Norway introduces mandatory Covid-19 testing and digital registration for all travelers

Effective from 2 January 2021, the Norwegian government has imposed mandatory Covid-19 testing for all travelers entering Norway. The test must be done as soon as possible and within 24 hours after arrival at the latest. Travelers must only enter Norway through border stations with testing facilities or through border stations with police control. Monica…