Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

Sweden contributes US$43 million to healthcare in Myanmar

Sweden grants US$43 million (SEK385 million) to the Access to Health fund for Myanmar. Access to Health is a large fund handled by UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services). With support of Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, the fund will continue to build and strengthen the healthcare in Myanmar between…

Danish funding for wastewater treatment in Myanmar

Danish Ambassador to Myanmar John Nielsen inaugurated Win Agro-Livestock Co., Ltd.’s (Walco) new wastewater treatment plant on 29 November 2018. The plant is co-financed by the Danish Responsible Business Fund (RBF). With support from RBF, Walco is now one of the few small and medium enterprises in Myanmar compliant with wastewater regulations, according to the…

Danish Ambassador to PM: Myanmar should take back Rohingyas

Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen has told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that Denmark believes Myanmar should take back the Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh. The Danish Ambassador met with the Prime Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office on 20 November. The Prime Minister’s Press Secretary, Ihsanul Karim, said the Prime Minister emphasized the…

Danish-Burmese meeting about forest rehabilitation

Danish Ambassador to Myanmar John Nielsen participated in a steering committee meeting for the Coastal Climate Adaptation programme in Myanmar. The meeting took place during the second week of November and was held at the Forest Department, where Permanent Secretary U Khin Maung Yi also participated. They discussed the progress and implementation aspects of the…

Danish Ambassador marked world diabetes day in Myanmar

The Danish Ambassador to Myanmar delivered speech at the world diabetes day ceremony on 14 November and also opened a diabetes center funded by Danish Novo Nordisk. World Diabetes Day was commemorated at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar, where Danish Ambassador John Nielsen addressed the ceremony. The Ambassador congratulated the Government for its effort to…

Danish Ambassador visited Burmese fishing communities

Denmark’s Ambassador to Myanmar John Nielsen visited local fishing communities in Dawei, Myanmar, during the first week of November. The Ambassador visited the fishing communities because they are pilot sites for Danish support to sustainable coastal fisheries in Myanmar, according to the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar. Denmark supports the establishment of fisheries co-management committees…

Denmark supports social dialogue in Myanmar

Denmark supports efforts to improve social dialogue in Myanmar through partnerships with labour market partners. The effort includes includes training to improve the professional performance of township conciliation bodies (TCBs), writes the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar. The TCBs are important bodies which are the first step in the dispute settlement process outside the work…

Danish funding supports food safety at Burmese company

Thanks to Danish funding, Hornbill Coffee in southern Chin State, Myanmar, has vastly improved its food safety standards. The funding has made it possible to get a new solar dryer, that will eliminate the coffee cherries’ exposure to microbes, contamination from animal discharge and exposure to harmful toxins commonly found in traditional drying methods. A…

Denmark helps to improve work safety in Myanmar

Inspectors from the Danish Working Environment Authority have trained Burmese inspectors to enhance safety at workplaces in Myanmar. Danish inspectors have visited Myanmar in October and have trained inspectors from the Factories and General Labour Laws Inspection Department. The training focused on indoor climate, accident prevention and chemical, fire and electricity safety. The new knowledge…

Finnish ambassador met with Burmese politicians

On 18 October Finnish Ambassador to Myanmar, Ms. Riikka Laatu, met with speakers from the Lower and Upper Houses of the Parliament of Myanmar. During Ms. Riikka Laatu’s meeting with Lower House speaker U T Khun Myat, they discussed bilateral cooperation between Finnish and Myanmar parliaments, education, health, forestry sector, development in democracy and peace,…