Update November 5, 2015

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Netherlands helps Delta plan implementation

Sumel Sarker

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Netherlands helps Delta plan implementation

05 November 2015, Nirapad News:The Netherlands government assured that they will help to implement Delta Plan-2100 which is about water resource management, flood control, river management and land acclamation in Bangladesh.

Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands Melanie Schultz van Haegen came up with this assertion at a program titled ‘The Delta Plan Bangladesh’ at Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague on Wednesday where Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was present.

Mentioning the Rotterdam port of their country, the minister said the use of delta should be amplified and flood control also important to enlarge the area of country’s economy.

She also put emphasis on navigability of rivers saying that water also has its own place so its place should be secured.

The minister thanked Bangladesh government for exchanging the views and show interest to work together on that issue in near future.

Remembering the horrible experience of 1953’s flood in Netherlands she said the government took the 60-year long Delta Plan and they also kept some old systems in water management.

However, General Economic Commission Joint Chief Mafidul Islam mentioned the steps taken by Bangladeshi government in the program.

Earlier in the morning, Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Affairs Lilianne Ploumen and Melanie Schultz van Haegen met the Bangladesh PM.

After the program Sheikh Hasina visited Netherlands’ Delta region and harbor in FutureLand.

The PM will call on Queen Máxima Cerruti of the Netherlands in her palace in the evening local time.

Later, she will visit her counterpart Mark Rutte in his government resident.

They were scheduled to attend a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony by their representatives. After that Sheikh Hasina will join a dinner.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister will leave for Dhaka on November 6.

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