Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

Ambassador of Denmark attends educational meeting in Myanmar

Myanmar National Education Policy Commission invited John Nielsen, Ambassador of Denmark to Myanmar to the meeting taking place around 4-8 February 2019. During the meeting, the Ambassador and representatives from Education Policy Commission were discussing the issues and challenges toward an educational sector in Myanmar. The Ambassador also highlighted the way Denmark can do to enhance…

Swedish Embassy supports Myanmar’s environmental assessment

Swedish Embassy joined in the alumni seminar “The Swedish-funded International Training Program: Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA)” on Thursday, 7 February 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar. Among the attendees were Johan Hallenborg, Swedish Embassy’s Counselor, Ghin Shoute, Swedish Embassy’s Policy Advisor and Gunilla Ölund Wingqvist, environmental sustainability expert from Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development. According to the presentation…

Lars Wittig, IWG lead the workspace revolution

 Everyone has heard about co-working places by now. But what is it really about? A ‘workplace revolution’ is under way where IWG (International Workplace Group) is leading the way in adapting to this new reality where companies’ team members get to work where, when and how they choose! IWG’s brand portfolio includes the serviced office…

Denmark takes pole position as Singapore initiates ‘Infrastructure Asia’

‘Infrastructure Asia’ (IA) is one of the Singapore Government’s most recent and very important initiatives (launched during its presidency of ASEAN in 2018, at the 8th Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable) – an entity put up to support Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. Denmark in Singapore has immediately responded to this by engaging and…

H&M together with Swedish Embassy support ILO in Myanmar

The Embassy of Sweden to Myanmar cooperates with H&M, a well-known Swedish clothing-retail company, to join in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s event, which took place on 31 January 2019 at Yangon. ILO’s event, “Weaving Gender”, focused on gender equality for both women and men in selected garment factories. The topics discussed during the event were opened…

Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…

Denmark funds mangrove reforestation in Rakhine

The Danish Climate Envelope funds a Five-year plan of mangrove reforestation on the Rakhine State. The plan will take action in the degraded mangrove forests in Myebon, Rambre, Tanintharyi’s Myeik archipelago and Kyunsu township. It already started in June 2018 and is expected to end in 2023. The mangrove forests in Myanmar are dying out…

Danish Minister for taxation visits Myanmar

The Danish Ministerial delegation, led by Minister of Taxation Karsten Lauritzen paid a visit to Myanmar on 17-20 January 2019 The purpose of the visit is to exchange the viewpoint about tax policies and conditions for foreign companies in Myanmar. At the first day of the visit, Karsten Lauritzen paid a visit to Carlsberg, the Danish…

UN, Norwegian NGO ask Myanmar govt to allow aid into Rakhine

  The United Nations and the Norwegian Refugee Council ask the Myanmar government to allow aid organization to help refugees displaced by the recent surge of violence in northern Rakhine after they were previously banned by the government. Laura Marshall, acting country director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Myanmar expresses her concern about populations…