HCM City hopes for Dutch support in hi-tech farming - HCM City hopes for Dutch support in hi-tech farming - Website Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City hopes to learn from the Netherlands’ experience in hi-tech farming, Chairman of its People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan has said.
Receiving Dutch Minister for Agriculture Sharon Dijksma in Ho Chi Minh City on June 18, Quan informed her of the progress of bilateral coordination between the city and Rotterdam as well as other Dutch partners in climate change adaptation, health care, food hygiene and education, which he said has yielded positive results.
The city now has 75 Dutch projects topping 700 million USD. Two-way trade between the city and the Netherlands hit 625 million USD last year and 235 million USD in the January – May period of 2014, he said.
Dijksma hailed the recent signing of strategic partnership deal with Vietnam as a driver of their agriculture cooperation, including science and technology.
Dutch companies are keen to work with partners from Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in particular, she said, adding that she is hopeful about the chances of tie-ups across cultivation, animal husbandry and dairy processing.
The minister is part of a delegation led by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during his Vietnam visit from June 16-18 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung.