Tag: norway

Norwegian biologist received honorary award from China

China granted its 2019 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award on 10th January 2020, Norway won for the first time ever while Finland got scientific honour for another year. This award recognizes the key roles foreign scientists have played in China’s scientific development, as well as China’s growing effort to diversify its scientific partners in…

Denmark and Norway suggested alternative sources to battle electricity shortage in Vietnam

Vietnam will have to import 12 million tons of coal in 2020 to avoid electricity shortage due to increasing demand in electricity and rapidly growing economy. This situation was predicted by Denmark’s energy industry reflected from data of energy report in November 2019. Norway also suggested alternative clean energy such as liquid natural gas and…

Norwegian industry minister expressed positive progress on free-trade deal with China

Norway aims to reach a free-trade agreement with China by the end of 2020, Norwegian Industry minister said on 8th January 2020, H.E. Torbjoern Roe Isaksen told Reuters during an industry conference in Oslo, “By the end of last year we had good progress in the talks, we continue to be optimistic and think it…

Norway seafood industry hits record breaking export sale in 2019

NORWAY’S seafood industry enjoyed its best ever year in 2019 with export sales hitting a record 107.3 billion kroner – or £9.25 billion – despite slightly lower volumes. Seafood trade between Norway and China grew significantly. Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, director of market insight and market access at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said “We have seen an…

Danish Vestas chosen to enhance wind farm in northern Norway

Vestas has received a 38MW turbine order from the utility Finnmark Kraft for the repowering of Havoygavlen wind farm on the island of Havoy in northern Norway. Egon Leonhardsen Finnmark Kraft chief executive said: “After many years of operation at Havoygavlen, we look forward to developing a new wind farm, where we use an area…

Visa free entry to Vietnam for tourists from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland until end of 2022

Visitors from, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Japan, South Korea and Belarus will continue to enjoy Vietnamese visa exemptions for the next three years, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) announced on 17th December 2019. Travellers from these countries will be allowed to remain in Vietnam for 15 days. European countries like Denmark, Norway,…

Norwegian ambassadors held Vietnam 2020 ASEAN leadership role meeting

On 13th December 2019, Norway’s Ambassador to ASEAN, Morten Høglund gathered with diplomats from Norwegian Embassies to all ASEAN countries, and senior officials from MFA Oslo for a meeting in Hanoi. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Norway’s engagement with ASEAN when Vietnam starts chairing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations from January…

Norway cooperated with Chinese company on building arctic suspension bridge

Norway has express thanks to China and officially opened the longest suspension bridge above the Arctic Circle on 15th December 2019. The 1.5 kilometer span was built in cooperation with a Chinese company. Chinese workers, locals and officials took part in the opening ceremony of the new Norwegian super bridge, dubbed Hålogaland, near the northern…

Declassified Norwegian and Swedish diplomatic documents donated to Cambodia

Hundreds of declassified diplomatic reports on Cambodia’s contemporary history from Norway, Sweden, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, New Zealand and Switzerland are among the documents that former Ambassador of Cambodia and a senior private secretary and official biographer to late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Mr. Julio A. Jeldres, has given to the Documentation Centre of Cambodia…