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Vietnam studies seaport water management in Netherlands

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Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (C) studies sand engine, an experiment in the management of dynamic coastline in south Holland which is located below sea level (Photo: VNA)
Amsterdam (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung had a working session with authorities from the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands on April 19 to study the European country’s experience in planning, building and operating seaports.

He hoped the Netherlands will share its knowledge with Vietnam about seaport building and management and that Rotterdam will soon implement cooperative projects in Vietnam in seaport planning and logistics services and share experience in coastal protection.

While visiting the port, Deputy PM Dung met with leading Dutch businesses in navigation transport, logistics services, shipbuilding and seaports.

He mentioned Vietnam’s seaport development plan through 2020 and with a vision to 2030, saying this is an excellent opportunity for Dutch investors.

Earlier, the Deputy PM studied the sand engine, an experiment in the management of dynamic coastline in south Holland which is located below sea level.

Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, stretching over a distance of about 40 kilometres and consisting of five distinct port areas.

It is one of the main gateways for Vietnamese goods to enter Europe. More than 50 percent of Vietnamese goods exported to Europe enter via Rotterdam port.

On April 20, Deputy PM Dung visited the Deltares Research Institute – a leading science application institute in the Netherlands in geology, environment, and delta.

The guest heard about measures for water resources management and climate change adaptation conducted by Deltares scientists in Vietnam.

He hailed the institute’s projects carried out in Vietnam, especially in the early warning of natural disasters, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion prevention.

The same day, he visited the Netherlands Airport Consultants, an airport consultancy and engineering firm.

He hoped the Vietnamese and Dutch aviation sector will expand collaboration.

On April 21, the Deputy PM and his entourage wrapped up their working visit to the Netherlands from April 18-20 and began their trip to Ireland.-VNA
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