Greenland picks Denmark over China to upgrade airports

Greenland has chosen to partner with Denmark instead of China when upgrading two airports on the island. Greenland chose on 10 September to partner with Denmark in an upcoming upgrade of two national airports, according to metalsnews.com. China had also shown interest in the project, but the Danish government had expressed strong concerns about choosing…

New partnership between Vietnamese and Norwegian Universities about digitalization

A new partnership agreement has been signed between Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Oslo Metropolitan University. The new partnership agreement focuses on digitalisation of the construction sector, in which Norway has leading expertise and technology. The Civil Engineering Faculty also entered into a separate agreement with a Norwegian company, Catenda, to cooperate on…

Seamen’s church in Singapore invitation: Service and welcome to new staff

The Norwegian Seamen’s church in Singapore invites Norwegians to join a service on 7 October, where the church will welcome two new families to the staff. Seamen’s church in Singapore will on 7 October welcome the families Colstrup and Mangersnes into the church. This will happen in connection with a service. Alexander Colstrup will be…

Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…

ScandAsia September magazine is out

The September issue of the ScandAsia magazine is out and distributed by email to all subscribers and in its paper edition to paper subscribers and selected distribution points. The cover story is an interview with Mr Claus Rasmussen, the Danish diver who to part in Thailand’s cave rescue operation. Other interviews are with CEO Lars Siggaard Andersen,…

Slush Shanghai triples number of participants

10.000 participants took part in Slush Shanghai 2018. The international startup event Slush had three time more participants to the event in Shanghai than last year. 10.000 participants went to the event on 7-8 September compared to the usual 3000 participants. 2018 marked the third year for Slush in Shanghai, and the fourth one in…

Swedish Ambassador discusses #MeToo in the Philippines

The Swedish Ambassador in the Philippines has discussed an upcoming collaboration on the #MeToo movement in the Philippines. The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, led by Ambassador Harald Fries, met with representatives of SPARK Philippines, UN Women Asia and the Pacific and EMPOWER to discuss an upcoming collaboration on the #MeToo movement in the Philippines…

Dtac filed lawsuit to protect mobile customers

The disagreement between Telenor’s dtac and Thailand’s telecom regulator NBTC (National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission) escalates as the telecommunications company filed a lawsuit before the Central Administrative Court on 6 September. This follows a dtac statement on 5 September, which expressed disappointment over the NBTC board’s lack of resolution on the joint dtac-CAT customer protection…