A delegation of Dutch enterprises had a meeting in Can Tho city on May 8 with representatives from Mekong Delta businesses to seek investment opportunities in the region.

The Dutch companies mainly operate in riverbed and seabed dredging activities, wastewater treatment and farm produce quality control.

Dutch Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Simon Van der Burg said that the meeting offered a chance for the two sides’ businesses to seek partners and exchange demands for cooperation.

According to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Netherlands is one of the largest European investors in Vietnam, with two-way trade hitting 3.6 billion USD in 2013. It has invested in 192 projects totaling 6.3 billion USD in the Southeast Asian country.

In the Mekong Delta region, the Netherlands has also carried out a lot of programmes to support the area, including one helping it cope with climate change.

The same day, the delegation was received by senior officials of Can Tho city.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hung Dung pledged that all issues relating to administrative procedures will be dealt with in a maximum of five working days.-VNA