Netherlands: The Netherlands will help boost the state’s higher education sector | Thiruvananthapuram News

Thiruvananthapuram: The Netherlands will support the state’s efforts in creating centers of excellence in the higher education sector, Dutch Ambassador to India Marten Van den Berg has assured Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan when meeting with him on Tuesday.
The ambassador agreed to the CM’s request to bring more Dutch investment to the state. The Chief Minister has also invited tourists from the Netherlands to the state. Chief Minister says suggestions and help from the Netherlands after the 2018 floods have been of great help to the state, and the concept of “place for the river” has helped the state to make great strides in its efforts to control the flood. situation in Kuttanad.
The state has already launched a center of excellence at Ambalavayal in Wayanad with the cooperation of the Netherlands, to develop modern value-added technologies in fruit growing and floriculture. The Netherlands also offered state assistance in agriculture, water resources, technical education and climate change, during talks with the chief minister on Tuesday.
On Monday, the Dutch team held discussions with representatives from various state government departments to explore areas in which the state and the Netherlands can cooperate.
The meeting discussed the progress of cooperation in various sectors, with particular emphasis on disaster management and water resources management. A state proposal for a center of excellence in animal husbandry and collaboration on agriculture below sea level was also explored.
Cooperation with the National Archives of the Netherlands, state support in museums and a discussion of Cosmos Malabaricus, collaboration in football and hockey and cooperation in other areas such as renewable energies and initiatives start-ups were also on the agenda for Monday’s meeting. .
The cooperation between Kerala and the Netherlands started after the 2018 floods. The Chief Minister and a team of officials had visited the country to learn more about water resource management, as the Dutch are considered pioneers in flood control by managing their water resources.

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