Phong made the statement at his meeting with Marten van den Berg, Director-General for foreign economic relations under the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the southern hub on October 25.
He thanked the Netherlands, particularly Rotterdam city, for assistance that has brought effective outcomes for the city in climate change adaptation and flood prevention.
Ho Chi Minh City and Rotterdam city have worked to examine the feasibility of building an anti-flooding reservoir in the neighbourhood of Khanh Hoi Lake park in District 4. They also signed a memorandum of understanding on boosting personnel’s capacity in anti-flooding.
Marten van den Berg said similarities in geographical features and development challenges offer cooperation opportunities for Vietnamese and Dutch governments, localities and enterprises.
He highlighted sound outcomes of join projects on climate change adaptation and water management between Ho Chi Minh City and Rotterdam, adding that they form the good basis for the Netherlands to further sharing experience and working with the city in high-tech farming, smart city building and aviation.