Vastavam web: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will commence a four-nation tour of Europe with a visit to the Netherlands from May 8-12, at the invitation of the Dutch government to explore possibilities of cooperation in water management, flood prevention and agriculture. The Netherlands, with 26 per cent of the country below sea levels is a world leader in the field of water management and flood control.
It is also the world’s second largest exporter of agriculture products. Kerala witnessed the biggest floods in 100 years in August 2018. “During the visit, the Kerala Chief Minister will meet Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch minister for infrastructure and water management and Jan Kees Goet, secretary general of the ministry of agriculture,” a statement issued Tuesday by the Indian Embassy here said. He will interact with representatives of business community in a meeting organized by Hans De Boer, president VNO-NCW (Dutch employers’ federation), it said.