Trade missions

In 2019, we joined Dutch trade missions to Vietnam and India. The focus in Vietnam was on climate resilience and socio-economic development through improved port and inland waterways. Agreements signed during the mission included a World Bank funded project to improve the resilience of the Mekong Delta while delivering clean water and sanitation (see SDG 11 in the section 'Positive impact through our projects and innovations'). We are involved with an Airport city concept and port improvements for the city of Da Nang and developing a public-private partnership for sustainable flood protection in greater Ho Chi Minh City. During the trade mission to India, our specialists shared insights into smart port development, highlighting opportunities to address challenges facing ports. Experts from our water business explored collaboration for tackling issues relating to rapid urbanisation and extreme weather events while maximising the economic potential of cities.