Tag: Ambassador Staffan Herrström

Swedish Association in Hua Hin celebrated 10 years

December to February is the peak period for Scandinavian stays in Hua Hin (long-stay visitors and other tourists), while some 1500 Swedes also live there permanently. The Swedish Association in Hua Hin, which recently celebrated its ten years anniversary, is the coordinator of lots of activities that many Swedes and other Scandinavians engage themselves in…

Sweden joins efforts to fight the ocean plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Coinciding with the Swedish Ambassador for the Ocean Helen Ågren’s visit to Thailand, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) and the Government of Sweden launched a four-year project in Southeast Asia, a region in which many countries are major plastic polluters. Significant quantities of plastic end…

Sweden’s Thailand Ambassador visited Krabi

On 16 November Ambassador Staffan Herrström made an official visit to Krabi Province, meeting with the Governor, H.E. Pol Lt-Colonel ML Kitibodhi Prawit, to discuss issues of mutual interest and explore areas of enhanced cooperation. Discussions focused on the two countries’ remarkable people-to-people relations, tourism, tourist safety, as well as common environmental challenges such as…

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…

Thai-Swedish sustainability seminar held with Ocean ambassador, BillerudKorsnäs

On 6 September the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, at its first networking after the summer break, hosted a ‘special’, with Swedish Ambassador for the Ocean, Ms. Helen Ågren as guest of honour and speaker (accompanied by Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand Mr Staffan Herrström). With sustainability and ‘Beat plastic pollution for a cleaner Ocean’ as theme…

Sweden’s Thailand ambassador in Stockholm Fun Run

Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Staffan Herrström participated as the 150 years of friendship and trade was highlighted with a ‘Fun Run/Walk’ on Saturday 18 August in Stockholm. In celebration of the Swedish-Thai friendship and the trade agreement dating back to 1868 some 100 hundred Swedes and Thais showed up for the 5-kilometre run at…

Swedish companies Thailand survey: Challenges and business forecast

In June Business Sweden in Thailand launched the new report ‘Thailand: Business Climate Survey 2018’. Business Sweden, together with the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand and Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, conducted a survey during Feb-Apr 2018 with the purpose to understand how Swedish companies established in Thailand perceive the business climate. The report highlights some…

Volvo Buses’ new B8R model arrives to Thailand

The new Volvo B8R chassis from Volvo Buses has arrived to Southeast Asia – ‘Made to just keep running’. The Swedish premium buses brand’s latest model, which replaces the top-selling B7R, was in Thailand launched with a Bangkok in late March. Volvo Buses assembles the B8R in its plant there, using kits from Volvo Buses’…

Nordic Day 2018 held in Yangon

The ’Nordic Day 2018’ was held at the Nordic House in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Naw Susana Hla Hla Soe was guest of honour, holding a speech about gender equality. The Embassy of Sweden Section office in Yangon expressed gratitude towards their sponsors, partners and guests, making this Nordic Day the “best so far”. “We are…