Zuid-Holland's successful trade mission to China completed




5月18号周五,此次中国的经贸访问顺利的在南荷兰省两位副省长与河北省政府的相关领导会议下圆满结束。两位副省长陪同了近50名企业和科研单位代表考察了许多河北省内的单位,同行的也包含了兰辛格兰市和莱茵河畔阿尔芬市的两位副市长。南荷兰省的代表团是第一个能够参访雄安新区的国际团组,成员在参观过后希望能够针对未来新区的发展中持续的在几个关键领域提供专业的知识和方案。南荷兰省此次也造访了北京延庆区政府,拜会了2019年世界园艺博览会的组织单位,安德瑞副省长和荷兰绿港公司也承诺明年将参与在延庆举办的园艺博览会。另外,包珍妮副省长代表南荷兰省政府与河北水利科学研究院、荷兰三角洲研究院以及桃林口水库共同签署了协议,为桃林口水库的洪水监测和预警系统提供支持。

The Zuid-Holland trade mission to China was completed successfully on Friday 18 May with a meeting of Regional Ministers Bom-Lemstra and Baljeu and their fellow-dignitaries of the Hebei province.

This happened at the Langfang Trade Fair in Beijing where earlier this week, the Zuid-Holland pavilion was opened during a festive ceremony. The trade fair is the main international business trade fair for the Hebei Province (80 million inhabitants). The pavilion presents the best that Zuid-Holland has to offer to Chinese investors and companies.

New Super City

During the trade mission, Bom-Lemstra and Baljeu, accompanied by approximately 50 companies and knowledge institutions from Zuid-Holland, visited a large number of locations in the Hebei province. Aldermen Abee of Lansingerland and Van Velzen also took part in the trade mission. The main focus was on the visit to the construction site for the new super city Xiongan, 100 kilometres to the southeast of overcrowded Beijing. The Regional Ministers and the Zuid-Holland participants in the trade mission formed the first foreign trade delegation to be guided around the location to be developed. The Zuid-Holland trade mission members have offered to provide knowledge and expertise in the field of sustainable urban development, water management and the organization of food supplies.

World Expo 2019

A visit to the future World Expo 2019 Beijing exhibition grounds, where the Universal Horticulture Exhibition will be organized, was on the agenda as well. It is an area of 503 hectares, currently being made ready for construction. Adri Bom-Lemstra and Greenport-companies have agreed that the Zuid-Holland Greenport will be there next year as well. Agreements have been made with the council of Yanqing, a district of Beijing that promotes itself as ‘the most liveable part of Beijing’, to contribute to the establishment of a demonstration centre 2.0 in Yanqing, to promote the development of sustainable horticulture.

Deltares Agreement

With the support of the Province of Zuid-Holland and in the presence of Jeannette Baljeu, Deltares signed an agreement in China with the Taolinkou Reservoir Authority and the Water Resources Research Institute of the Hebei province. A monitoring system will enable better predictions to prevent flooding and help optimise the water management of the Taolinkou reservoir and system. Baljeu also brought companies in the field of sustainable urban development in contact with Qinghuangdao, the city where the Chinese wall starts and the beaches for China's top leaders are located.

Our last mission in Hebei got a lot of local media exposures, please see my summary below:

1. News about visit to Yanqing at the official website of Beijing Municipality FAO: http://www.bjfao.gov.cn/wsdt/news/104181.htm

2. Visit to Xingtai, at the local Xingtai News:

http://www.xtrb.cn/xt/2018-05/16/content_631545.htm

3. Vidoe about the Courtesy call in Xingtai (from 7 minutes 15 seconds)

http://www.hebtv.com/2018/0517/421794.shtml

4. Visit to Taolinkou Reservoir (with a lot of photos):

http://www.tlksk.com/index_mnewlook_t16_i347.html

5. Visit to Qinhuangdao, general news:

http://k.sina.com.cn/article_2417356033_9015ed01019008n4t.html

6. Video about the Courtesy call in QHD:

http://www.qhdcm.com/sipin/2018-05/17/cms270474article.shtml

7. News about visit to Nanhe county (with a lot of photos):

http://www.cauftws.com/news/detail-1-591.htm

8. News about the seminar in Langfang:

http://www.lf.gov.cn/Item/78684.aspx

9. News about the Courtesy call with Chairman Hebei CPPCC:

http://hebei.hebnews.cn/2018-05/19/content_6887625.htm

10. News about the opening of Zuid-Holland Pavilion:

http://www.heb.chinanews.com/hbzy/20180518376401.shtml

  1. Videos about the activities on 17th May, from 11 minutes:

http://tv.cntv.cn/video/C11131/f9fbe32e8b6948e8a75922fc1906d175

  1. Video about the activities on 18th May, from 15:25

http://tv.cntv.cn/video/C11131/ed4504fa0194478eaa4f1faaff9eae00