07:31:10 - 05/04/2019
March 29, City Party Committee Secretary. Ho Chi Minh (HCM) Nguyen Thien Nhan received Mr. Carel Richter, Consul General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City. HCM and the Public Private Partnership Group on Water Management Project.
City Party Committee Secretary. HCM City expressed its joy when the two countries held many events to celebrate 45 years of establishing diplomatic relations, typically the "Dutch Days" series in Da Nang, Lam Dong, Hai Phong and Can Tho. . City HCM, or the 45th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. These events have contributed to bringing Dutch image and culture to the people of Vietnam, thereby enhancing understanding and friendship between the two peoples.
At the local level, trade and investment relations between the city. HCM and the Netherlands in recent years achieved many encouraging results. In 2018, the total import-export turnover between the city. HCM and the Netherlands reached 1.5 billion USD. The Netherlands currently has 135 investment projects in the city with a total capital of 1.8 billion USD, ranking 8th among 102 countries and territories investing in the city. The main investment sectors are processing, manufacturing, transport, warehousing, professional activities, science and technology. City Party Committee Secretary asked the Consul General to continue to pay attention and further promote city relations. HCM and Netherlands.
For his part, Carel Richter Consul General thanked the Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan for spending time with him and the public-private partnership on the Water Management Project. He expressed his pleasure at the development of all aspects of relations between the two countries and said that Vietnam is now one of the 10 most important countries for the Netherlands. The official visit in April of the Dutch Prime Minister to Vietnam clearly shows the strategic partnership that the two countries are developing. In the next 5 years, 200 Dutch businesses are expected to invest in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh and the Dutch Government expect the City to be well prepared to effectively receive this investment inflow. Therefore, in the upcoming visit of the Dutch Prime Minister, the City will hold a meeting and work between the two large enterprises of the two countries and there will be many economic contracts signed.
City Party Committee Secretary. HCM Nguyen Thien Nhan said that the potential for cooperation between the city. Ho Chi Minh City and the Netherlands are still very large, especially in the fields of the Netherlands which have advantages such as responding to climate change. This is also the area where the city wants to promote cooperation with the Netherlands.
Besides cooperation in the field of flood control, water management, potential cooperation between the city. Ho Chi Minh City and the Netherlands are still very big children, specifically in the smart urban area. Currently, the City is focusing on implementing 4 main components of the city construction project. HCM City becomes a smart city in the period of 2017 - 2020, vision to 2025. City Party Secretary. HCM wants the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City. HCM introduced the needs of the City and invited Dutch partners to cooperate with the city in this field.