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Vietnam, Netherlands step up efforts to combat climate change

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnamese and Dutch officials have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in addressing climate change and water management issues.

This commitment was made during the eighth meeting of the Vietnam-Netherlands Inter-Governmental Committee on climate change adaptation and water management, which took place recently in The Hague.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha and Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Mark Harbers co-chaired the event.

Deputy PM Ha praised the joint efforts of both countries in implementing agreed-upon tasks from the previous committee meeting, particularly those related to the Mekong Delta region.

He urged Dutch agencies and organizations to provide further support to Vietnam in digital transformation, renewable energy development, water resource management, and climate change adaptation.

Minister Harbers stated that the Netherlands will continue to collaborate with their Vietnamese counterparts on ongoing projects and explore potential solutions for cooperation between the two countries.

Officials have confirmed that the ninth committee meeting will be held in Vietnam.

Deputy Minister Ha also held a separate meeting with representatives from Invest International, a Dutch company specializing in financing sustainable solutions globally. The company intends to engage in discussions with local authorities in Vietnam to explore investment opportunities in key areas such as port infrastructure and renewable energy.

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