Dutch businesses seek opportunities in Binh Duong hinh anh 1Leaders of Binh Duong province (centre) and mayors of Emmen and Hoovegeen cities (Photo: VNA)

Binh Duong (VNA) – A delegation from the Netherlands went on a fact-finding tour of the southern province of Binh Duong on March 9 to seek investment opportunities in the locality.

The delegation, comprising businesses operating in the cheese industry, logistics, and agricultural imports, was led by Cees Bijl, mayor of Emmen city, and Karel Loohuis, mayor of Hoovegeen city.

At a working session with the delegation, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem said that local authorities will create favourable conditions for foreign investors, aiming to encourage investment in the locality.
Meanwhile, provincial Party Committee Secretary Tran Van Nam and Cees Bijl appreciated the implementation of the signed cooperation agreement between Binh Duong and Emmen in late 2015.

Both sides hope that the investment cooperation between them will continue to grow in the coming years, especially in the fields of technology, logistics, hi-tech agriculture, law, education, and healthcare.

So far, Dutch investors have poured about 700 million USD into 41 projects in Binh Duong.

The province now has 28 industrial parks, attracting over 2,600 FDI enterprises with total investment capital of 25 billion USD.

Last year, Binh Duong’s export turnover reached 21 billion USD, up 17.9 percent against 2014. The province enjoyed a trade surplus of 3.7 billion USD.-VNA