AMSTERDAM (VNS) Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai and his delegation have visited Amsterdam and Rotterdam to study methods and technology in managing dykes and water and waste treatment plants.
The visit was prompted by agreements adopted by the Viet Nam-Holland Inter-Governmental Committee on climate change adaptation and water management.
During his meeting with Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard Van der Laan, Hai confirmed the Vietnamese Government was encouraging the two countries' cities and localities to co-operate in economics, trade and investment.
Hai invited Van der Laan to visit Viet Nam in 2013, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two countries.
He said he hoped the Mayor would meet with leaders of Ha Noi co-operative programmes, particular in the fields of water management, energy, waste treatment, environment, education and urban planning.
The Mayor said he always supported co-operation between Amsterdam and Vietnamese cities.
Hai also visited Royal Petroleum Group and Damen Shipyards Group and witnessed the signing of a ship building contract between Viet Nam's Song Thu Company and Damen Shipyards Group. — VNS