PORTAL - On the afternoon of November 18, the People's Committee of Binh Duong province and the government of Eindhoven city (Netherlands) organized an online meeting about the friendly cooperation between the two localities.
Attending the meeting at Binh Duong Bridge Point at the Provincial Convention and Exhibition Center, there were Mr. Carel Richter - Consul General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Mai Hung Dung - Permanent Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Nguyen Van Hung - Chairman of Becamex IDC Corporation and leaders of departments and branches in the province.
At the Eindhoven City bridge point, there were Mr. Stijn Steenbakkers - Vice Mayor of Eindhoven City; Mr. Pham Viet Anh - Ambassador of Vietnam in the Netherlands; representative of Brainport Group.
At the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the economic development of each locality. Mr. Stijn Steenbakkers - Vice Mayor of Eindhoven city said, over the years, the economic growth of Eindhoven city is 1.5 times higher than that of the Netherlands country. The population of the city accounts for less than 5% of the total population of the Netherlands, but scientific and technological research accounts for 23% of the country. Eindhoven has achieved many results in attracting investment, enterprise development, scientific research, innovation, promoting comprehensive local development in recent years. Mr. Stijn Steenbakkers also shared the experience of overcoming difficulties and challenges of the Eindhoven government due to the heavy impact of the Covid -19 pandemic.
Delegates attend the meeting at Binh Duong bridge point
Discussing with leaders of Binh Duong Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Stijn Steenbakkers expressed his impression and congratulated on the results achieved by Binh Duong province in 2020. Despite many difficulties due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Binh Duong has maintained economic growth and development, attracting more than USD 1 billion of foreign investment. In particular, the province has strengthened cooperation with foreign partners in building Binh Duong Smart City. The results achieved in recent years have created favorable conditions for the investment attraction and economic development of Binh Duong.
Appreciating the friendly cooperation between Binh Duong and Eindhoven city in the past 5 years, the leader of Binh Duong People's Committee said, experience exchange activities, visits of high-level delegations, co-organization of international conferences and seminars, especially cooperation on developing the Binh Duong Smart City Project with Three-house cooperative model have achieved many encouraging results, contributing to changing thinking, planning strategy for urban construction and development, actively contributing to the socio-economic development of Binh Duong.
In its development strategy, Binh Duong province will continue to implement the Binh Duong Innovation Region Project - the next step of the Binh Duong Smart City Project together with the planning of Science and Technology Industrial Park, and implement the World Trade Center Binh Duong New City to increase the service ratio of the province.
Binh Duong wishes to continue enhancing extensive cooperation with Eindhoven city and Brainport Group in the fields of: Business production, investment cooperation, science and technology development, human resource exchange, etc., especially the cooperation of Eindhoven city, Brainport experts, enterprises, institutes and schools of Eindhoven city and partners of the Netherlands for some major projects of the province. In the coming time, two localities will carry out visits and delegations when the Covid-19 pandemic is under control.