The visit of the Chief Minister of Kerala to The Netherlands started this Thursday. His visit is a follow up of two DRR-Team missions to Kerala, that took place in October 2018 and March 2019 and will last until Sunday.
The chief minister is specifically interested in agricultural and water management best practices. Therefore the program consists of a wide range of field visits.
Chief Minister of Kerala and VNO-NCW Chairman Hans de Boer holding a copy of the book ‘What we can learn from the Dutch-Rebuilding Kerala post 2018 floods’, written by Venu Rajmony
Highlights of the visit included a roundtable conversation at VNO-NCW, chaired by VNO-NCW Chairman Hans de Boer, after which the Chief Minister has visited the Room for the River Project in Noordwaard on Thursday. On Friday morning the Chief Minister met with Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management. Later the Chief Minister had an acquaintance with Jan-Kees Goet, Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture.
The visit of the Chief Minister of Kerala is a great opportunity to strengthen the warm ties between Kerala and the Netherlands and to nurture both current and future collaborations between the two.
The Chief Minister of Kerala meets with Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management
Furthermore, the action plan Building Back Kerala after the floods of 2018 facilitated by DRR-Team is an important topic on the agenda. Find the report here.