Prime Minister calls for Netherlands’ assistance in hi-tech park development
VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh visited Brainport Industries Campus, considered the "Silicon Valley" of Europe, in Eindhoven city of the Netherlands’ North Brabant province on December 11, as part of his official visit to the European country.
There, he had working sessions with leaders of North Brabant province, Brainport Eindhoven, and major enterprises.
Talking to Vice Governor of North Brabant Martijn van Gruijthuijsen and other participants, Prime Minister Pham said over the last nearly 50 years, Viet Nam and the Netherlands have enjoyed flourishing cooperation in most aspects, including highly fruitful partnerships in climate change fight, between Binh Duong province and Eindhoven city, between the Becamex corporation and Brainport in smart city building, and between An Giang and North Brainport provinces.
There are three models that Viet Nam wishes to learn from the Netherlands, namely the airport, seaport, and Brainport models, he said, noting that the Netherlands has turned from an agricultural country into an industrialised one based on innovation and smart services.
He called on the European country to help Viet Nam build an innovation and startup center in Ha Noi similar to Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven city, from planning, making mechanisms and policies, mobilising resources for center development, to training and attracting high-quality manpower to the centre.
The Prime Minister expressed his hope that after his visit to the Netherlands, relations between the two countries will be elevated to a new height, with more strides recorded in connections between their localities, ministries, and sectors, including between Brainport Industries Campus and Viet Nam.
In Brainport Eindhoven, Prime Minister Pham also met executives of some Dutch enterprises to discuss innovation and high-tech manufacturing./. VNA