Category: General news

Swedish embassy took part in International Day of Democracy Myanmar

Head of rhe Swedish Embassy Section Office in Yangon gave the opening speech when International IDEA Myanmar celebrated the International Day of Democracy. On 17 September The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) Myanmar celebrated the International Day of Democracy with the theme “Reflecting on the Global State of Democracy and Linking…

Finnish activity park will open in Singapore in November

The Finnish brand SuperPark will open their first activity park in Singapore in November. People of all ages in Singapore can soon enjoy the indoor activity park brand SuperPark, when the Finnish company opens a 40,000 square park in November, according to Todayonline. Day passes for the park are priced between S$18 (11 €) and…

Watch Nordic films at festival in Myanmar

Films from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland will be shown during the European Film Festival Yangon in Myanmar. 17 European countries contribute to the European Film Festival Yangon 2018, including the Nordics. The annual European Film Festival is the longest-running foreign festival in Myanmar. It aims to promote a cultural exchange between Myanmar and Europe…

Chinese embassy comments on treatment of Chinese tourists in Sweden

The Chinese embassy in Sweden has released a statement about three Chinese tourists being refused permission to wait in the lobby of a Swedish hostel. “The Chinese Embassy in Sweden is deeply appalled and angered by what happened and strongly condemns the behavior of the Swedish police,” writes the embassy in a statement on 15…

Danish Consulate General in China celebrates 20 years since re-opening

The Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, has celebrated that it is 20 years birthday since it re-opened. In the mid-19th century the Opium war took place in China, and in connection with the war the Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, a city in Southern China, was closed. In 1998 it finally re-opened. The 20…

China launches icebreaking vessel partly designed by Finnish company

China has launched its first home-made icebreaking vessel that is partly designed by a Finnish engineering company. China is ready to break the Arctic ice with a new icebreaking vessel called Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon II, launched on 10 September, according to South China Morning Post. The vessel is designed together with Finnish engineering…

DTU High Tech Summit Copenhagen 2018

During 10 – 11 October the DTU – Technical University of Denmark High Tech Summit takes place in Copenhagen. Technical University of Denmark is repeating last year’s successful summit stating that it is the “leading research-based high-tech event in the Nordics”. At this summit companies, researchers, students and start-ups meet to find inspiration and create…

Solar panels to Myanmar company financed by Denmark-Myanmar programme

A Myanmar wood-processing firm is the first company to get solar system financed by the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme. The Myanmar wood-processing firm Diamond Mercury Wood Products Ltd. could on 11 September inaugurate a rooftop solar photovoltaic system with attendance of Danish Ambassador John Nielsen. The installation of the solar panels is made possible through co-financing…

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…