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Sweden continues to be the largest contributor of flexible funds to World Food Programme

Sweden is one of the biggest contributors globally to WFP’s work, and the largest contributor of flexible funds for WFP in 2020. Fully flexible contributions allow WFP to use funds in areas of greatest needs. WFP is the largest humanitarian organization in the world which in 2019 managed to provide assistance to nearly 100 million…

China appealed to further cooperation on water resources management

China and the European Union held their 8th High Level Dialogue Conference on water resources via video link in Beijing on Friday 22 January 2021, marking an important part of China-EU relations amid a heap of fruitful results in natural resources and ecological protection. Themed “Strengthening Water Ecological Protection and Promoting Water System Management,” the…

General Population Census of Cambodia report released

On 26 January 2021 the Cambodia’s National Institute of Statistics published the new ‘General Population Census of Cambodia 2019’ report. The census help paint a picture of Cambodia and how we live. It provides information that government needs to develop policies, plan and run public services, and allocate funding. Sweden, together with the EU, support…

Sweden, the EU and Cambodia’s National Institute of Statistics workshop was a success

National Institute of Planning in Cambodia recently organized a workshop on the use of the reporting program, CamStat, with participation by Mr. Kjell Tambour, Team Leader/Project Manager at Statistics Sweden. The workshop aimed to boost more understanding of the use of CamStat, National Development Industry and a presentation of the importance of online stats from…

IKEA offers virtual room decoration with Livespace in Singapore

At IKEA’s latest planning studio in Singapore, customers can scan a QR code in any room using their smartphone or the iPads’ provided and design the room as they wish. Customers can change out furniture, fittings and decorate the room opting from an exhaustive catalog of IKEA products where the cost of the products automatically…

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has been Covid-19 vaccinated

On 20 January 2021 Sweden.se released a statement regarding Covid-19 vaccines that said: “Just like many other countries around the world, Sweden has started vaccinating people against Covid-19. Sweden’s HM King Carl XVI Gustaf got his jab the other day.” “At present, the Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have been approved in Sweden. Vaccination…

Sweden continues to support Cambodia with ‘School of Governance (SoG) Project’

  Sweden continues to support enhancement of public services in Cambodia, together with their partner Transparency International Cambodia (TIC), the Embassy announced on 21 January 2021. “Today, a ceremony to mark the signing of the extension of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) was…

Sweden allocated extra USD 12 million to democracy and human rights in Asia and the Pacific Region

The global trend of democratic backsliding, as well as lack of respect for human rights and the rule of law, are risks being exacerbated by the pandemic says Sweden. “We have seen several worrying signs of this – not least in Asia and the Pacific Region. The Government has therefore decided to allocate approximately USD…

Swedish Trelleborg provides cable protection for Chinese Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish Trelleborg, a global engineering group focused on polymer technology, will under a contract awarded by Torgy LNG, provide 190 integrated cable protection systems for Jiangsu Qidong offshore wind project in China. The 190 NjordGuard cable protection systems will be produced across Trelleborg’s manufacturing facilities in Singapore and England starting immediately and expected to be…

EuroCham discussed safety matter during a meeting with Cambodia Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.

On 21 January 2021 the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia participated in the 7th Project Advisory Board meeting on “Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards in Construction Sector”. This consultative meeting was presided over by H.E. Dr Huy Hansong, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and Chairman of…