Netherlands provides Guangdong with solutions to water-related issues
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The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region of Guangdong province can benefit from Dutch solutions in water-related issues, said Netherlands Consul General Anne Luwema yesterday evening (April 26), in a reception to celebrate the official birthday of Dutch Queen Beatrix in Guangzhou.

Ms Luwema said the natural environment has produced top-notch Dutch companies in the field of hydraulic engineering, land-reclamation and sea-bed - engineering and storm surge barriers. The Netherlands can provide Guangdong with solutions to all water-related problems.

Anne Luwema (C), Netherlands Consul General; Liu Xiaojie (R), Deputy Secretary General of the Guangdong Provincial Government and Gong Erzhen (L), Vice Mayor of Guangzhou propose a toast to celebrate the Queen’s Day, on April 26, 2012 in Guangzhou.

China is the 3rd biggest import country of Netherlands, and become the No. 2 most important source of investment in the Netherlands (after the USA).

“The transformation and upgrade of Guangdong’s economy facilitates a broader prospect for the cooperation between Guangdong and the Netherlands. On the one hand, the Netherlands is dominant in the field of agriculture, water utilization and floriculture; on the other, European market has a huge demand in textile, clothing and adornments manufactured in Guangdong”, said Liu Xiaojie, Deputy Secretary General of the Guangdong Provincial Government.

Last year, foreign trade volume between Guangdong and the Netherlands registered 12.1 billion US dollars, with an annual increase of 7.9 percent. Among that, export from Guangdong to the Netherlands increased by 5.7 percent to 10.54 billion USD and import from the Netherlands to Guangdong increased 26 percent to 1.56 billion USD. (By Yan)

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