Visit mayor Aboutaleb

20-3-2012 Visit Aboutaleb

From March 17th till march 24th the mayor of Rotterdam, Mr. Aboutaleb, visited Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore. The theme of the visit was climate change adaptation and water management. The City of Rotterdam shares knowledge with both delta cities. Mr. Aboutaleb had a full agenda during his visit. Amongst others he had meetings with local authorities and with Dutch entrepreneurs in both cities. He gave a speech during a seminar organised for the HCMC moving towards the sea project.  

In HCMC Mr. Aboutaleb was accompanied by Mr. Peter Vermaat, director of the Evides water company. Mr. Aboutaleb had meetings with several governmental organisations and visited SAWACO, the water company that is a partner of Evides since 2007. In addition he opened the new branch of the STC-group (logistics, harbour and terminal eduction).

Through Connecting Delta Cities, an initiative of the City of Rotterdam, large delta cities around the world are cooperating in adapting to Climate Change. The HCMC project is a result of this cooperation.