Zuid-Holland is the most important province of The Netherlands in terms of economy, agriculture and the provision of services. With its busy network of roads, railways and waterways around the port of Rotterdam (the 5th largest port in the world), Zuid-Holland is one of the most important junctions in European business for combined water, road, railway and air transport. Lying in a Delta area mostly below sea level, Zuid-Holland has a strong history in water management. Zuid-Holland is a livable environment, well-protected by the government. Modern agriculture and horticulture, Life Sciences, ICT, and Logistics belong to the strongest sectors in the region.
To find synergy with Chinese partner regions in the areas where Zuid-Holland’s strengths lie and the Chinese side has a demand or vice versa has always been the largest objective of Zuid-Hollands China activities.
In the fields of water management, environmental protection, modern agriculture and horticulture development, Zuid-Holland has a lot to offer, for example in the concept of sponge city. These sectors therefore form the basis of the cooperation agreements with Hebei resp. Shanghai Pudong.