Ho Chi Minh City and the Netherlands boost cooperation

(VOVworld) - Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong met Tuesday with Marten van den Berg, Director General for foreign economic relations under the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of his working visit to Vietnam. 
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Flooding in Ho Chi Minh City (Illustrative photo: VNA)
Adressing the meeting, Phong said Ho Chi Minh City welcomes Dutch investment in food processing, food hygiene, waste treatment, and the building of a smart city. He thanked the Netherlands, particularly Rotterdam city, for assistance in climate change adaptation, water resources management, and flood prevention. 
Mr. Marten emphasized that their similarities in geographical features and development challenges offer cooperation opportunities for Vietnamese and Dutch governments, localities and enterprises. Past cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and Rotterdam city makes a good foundation for Dutch enterprises to share their experience in high-tech farming, smart city building, and aviation. 

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