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…

H&M consider leaving Cambodia due to EU trade sanctions

Mr. David Savman, head of production at H&M, said the company would do less business in Cambodia if the current EU trade benefits ended and named China and Indonesia as alternative sourcing countries. Mr. Savman was attending the Textile and Apparel SEA Summit in Phnom Penh last week when quoted by Reuters for saying that…

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…

The Nordics shared green economy experience at the EBTKE2019 expo in Indonesia

The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish embassies together created a Nordic Pavilion at the EBTKE2019 expo in Jakarta on 6 – 8 November 2019. The pavillion provided information about green economy as practiced in the Scandinavian countries. The EBTKE2019 Conex expo hosted by the Indonesian Renewable Energy Society Indonesia (METI) is the 8th edition. The 2019…

Swedish – Thai photo exhibition in Phuket

The Swedish Embassy in Thailand and Central Floresta Phuket invites Swedes and Thais alike to visit a photo exhibition from 11th until 18th November 2019 on the 3rd floor of their latest shopping mall in Phuket town. In 2018, the Swedish embassy in Bangkok produced an exhibition of photography to celebrate 150 years of friendship…

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…