Dutch Business On Port And Logistics Mission Ghana
A group of 30 companies with expertise in port development and logistics will be visiting Ghana from today, 24 th September, 2013, until the 30 th of September to explore mutual business opportunities.
During this visit, specific attention will be given to the developments in the ports and logistics sector in Ghana. These sectors are of great importance to the development of the local private sector and economy of the entire West African region. The Netherlands is home to expertise in managing and developing ports as well as optimizing related logistics.
According to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Hans Docter: ‘For the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra, strengthening our economic ties is a top priority. Economic diplomacy, support to Dutch companies as well as promoting of opportunities for Ghanaian businesses in the Netherlands are core competencies of this Embassy.’
This trade mission, organized together with the Netherlands African Business Council (NABC), provides a varied programme comprising a grand reception on board of the Netherlands Navy ship, HNLMS Rotterdam, business-2-business events and a symposium.
This symposium is organized by the Port Development Partnership Africa-Netherlands (PDP). Comprized of 16 companies and knowledge institutes, the PDP aims to achieve a sustainable and long-term development of Africa’s main ports and is dedicated to optimizing the environmental, economic and public benefit of ports, including connected Deltas, cities and hinterland.
Netherlands is the third largest investor in Ghana. In 2010, trade exports from Ghana to the Netherlands was estimated at 400million Euros. in 212, the figure surged significantly to 1billion Euros.
These developments, according to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Hans Docter, further asserts Ghana as the fastest growing economy in the sub-region.
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