Pinarayi Vijayan visits Netherlands to explore cooperation in flood control
May 8, 2019, 6:41 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan is on a visit to Netherlands. The chief minister’s visit to the country scheduled from May 8 to May 12 is a response to the invitation of the Dutch government to explore possibilities of cooperation in water management, flood prevention and agriculture. Kerala witnessed the biggest floods in 100 years in August 2018.
Netherlands, 26% of the nation, which is below sea-level, is a world leader in the field of water management and flood control.
The chief minister will visit the port of Rotterdam to discuss inland water management and will discuss flood control and water management with the Dutch government. Vijayan will meet minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen for infrastructure and water management and Jan-Kees Goet, secretary general of the ministry of agriculture.