Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) meets with Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Nienke Trooster (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Netherlands is willing to share experience and cooperate with Vietnam’s southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City to cope with climate change.

Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Nienke Trooster made the remark at a meeting with Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan in HCM City on October 3.

New Consul General of the Netherlands in HCM City Carel Ritcher was also present at the event to discuss issues of mutual concern.

The Netherlands is helping HCM City carry out projects on water resources management, flood prevention, climate change adaptation, and saltwater intrusion.

Ambassador Trooster said a regulated reservoir – a joint project between Rotterdam city and HCM City – in District 4 is expected to help the Vietnamese metropolis prevent flooding.
Dutch experts will provide Vietnamese project staff with solutions to prevent subsidence, saltwater intrusion, and manage water resources, she added.

She lauded the cooperation potential between the Netherlands and HCM City and hoped Dutch businesses could cooperate and invest in the city in fields such as aviation and semiconductor production.-VNA