Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Norwegian artist showcases sculpture in Myanmar

Norwegian artist Merete Sejersted Bødtker and Myanmar sculptor Sonny Nyein showcase their sculptures and works on paper in Yangon from 4-7 October 2018. Merete Sejersted Bødtker will showcase her Daw Aung San Suu Kyi portrait sculpture, six mixed-media works on paper and 12 prints of her sculpture works from Norway in the “DUO Art Exhibition”.…

Study: Burmese find state-owned medias trustworthy

A study carried out by Danish, Swedish and Burmese organizations find that Burmese find state-owned medias to be one of the most reliable news sources. The study “Myanmar’s media from an audience perspective” was published in September 2018 and looks at the media habits of the population of Myanmar. The study found that Burmese struggle…

Finnish envoy visited Rohingya camps

Several Finnish officials visited Rohingya camps in Bangladesh on 29 September 2018. Ambassador of Finland to Myanmar Riikka Laatu and Ambassador of Finland to Bangladesh and India Nina Vaskunlahti have visited the Red Cross Red Crescent emergency hospital and the Rohingya camps in Kutupalong of Cox’s Bazar, according to New Age Bangladesh. “I wish to…

Danish fund gives grants to Myanmar businesses

The Responsible Business Fund has approved 185 grants to enterprises in Myanmar. The Responsible Business Fund (RBF) Board, chaired by Danish Ambassador John Nielsen, has reviewed 202 Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) wishes for grants. 185 grants were approved covering a broad geographic range including projects in Chin State, Kayah State and Tanintharyi. RBF is is…

Plan International and Telenor Group has entered new partnership

Plan International and Telenor Groups has announced a new partnership that includes Scandinavia, Myanmar and Thailand. On 25 September 2018 Plan International and Telenor Group announced a three years partnership, where they will collaborate on enhancing children and young people’s skills for a digital future. Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that…

Scientists on Norwegian vessel: Alarming amount of plastic near Myanmar

Scientists on a Norwegian research vessel have expressed worries over the large amount of microplastics in the sea at the southern Rakhine State, Myanmar. The Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen has conducted a month-long study of fish resources and the marine ecosystem off the Rakhine and Ayeyarwady Region in the western part of…

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…

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…

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…