The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, have set up the Netherlands Water House to improve cooperation and strengthen ties between the two countries’ businesses and research institutes in the water sector.
Netherlands Water House representatives will organize and participate in meetings, conferences, symposia workshops, courses and exhibitions. The Netherlands Water House will also promote Dutch knowledge and expertise in water technology and water management in Singapore and other countries in the region.
“The Netherlands is eager to expand its well established water-related expertise and business to Asia. This provides excellent synergies with Singapore’s research and development activities and impressive efforts to establish itself as a hub for the water market. The ambitions of Singapore and The Netherlands are strongly mutually reinforcing and we are very excited about further strengthening the ties with PUB and Singapore,” said Dr Tjibbe Bouma, the driving force behind the Netherlands Water House in Singapore on behalf of NWP.
“Today, there are more than 50 local and international companies in Singapore and we aim to grow this further. The collaboration with Netherlands Water Partnership marks an important step towards advancing Singapore’s global hydrohub aspirations. This alliance will lead to a more vibrant and active Dutch water business community here,” said Khoo Teng Chye, PUB chief executive and executive director of Singapore’s Environment and Water Industry Development Council.