Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (R) receives outgoing Ambassador of the Netherlands to Vietnam Nienke Trooster (Source: http://hanoi.gov.vn)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Hanoi is willing to create favourable conditions for businesses from the Netherlands to invest in infrastructure development, clean water supply and wastewater treatment, said a local official.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung made the remark at a reception for outgoing Ambassador of the Netherlands to Vietnam Nienke Trooster in Hanoi on June 13.

He recognised the ambassador’s important contributions to enhancing the friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries as well as between Dutch localities and Hanoi over the past years.

Chung hoped that in any new position, Trooster will continue serving as a bridge to develop the bilateral relations.

While highlighting bilateral cooperation prospects, Chung said Hanoi prioritises applying technologies from European countries, including the Netherlands, to carry out its development plan through 2020.

Apart from clean water and infrastructure development projects, Hanoi is partnering with the Netherlands’ Philips Lighting group to implement a project to light up the area around Hoan Kiem Lake, he said.

In agriculture, an asparagus growing project in Phu Xuyen district using the seeds from the Netherlands is reaping success, the chairman added.

He took this occasion to invite the Dutch diplomat to attend a conference entitled “Hanoi 2018 – investment cooperation and development” at the National Convention Centre on June 17.

Ambassador Trooster described Hanoi as one of the most beautiful cities in Asia.

Over the years, the two countries’ businesses have worked to promote the bilateral partnership in various fields, she said, adding that their cooperation potential remains huge.-VNA