Ukraine, Netherlands agree to intensify cooperation in inland waterways, infrastructure development
Ukraine and the Netherlands have agreed to enhance cooperation in the development of inland waterways and port infrastructure.
Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan announced this after a meeting with Dutch Ambassador to Ukraine Kees Klompenhouwer which took place in Kyiv on Friday, the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine reported.
Ukraine and the Netherlands have agreed to launch the Dnipro Development Initiative, which will involve cooperation in the development of inland waterways in Ukraine. They reached a preliminary agreement to organize the visit of representatives of Ukrainian government agencies in charge of water infrastructure management to the Netherlands to learn local experience in this area. The officials also discussed the issues of public-private partnerships in infrastructure. The Netherlands is ready to send experts on public-private partnership to work in the Public-Private Partnership Office under the Infrastructure Development Ministry.
Omelyan also invited Dutch companies to participate in development of infrastructure of Ukrainian ports.