On Monday 16th of April 2018 in the framework of the Dnipro Development Initiative, Dutch Maritime Cluster WaterwayTechHolland has been launched during a ceremony at the Embassy of The Netherlands in Kiev, in presence of State Secretary, Mr. Andriy Galuschak of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and Dutch Ambassador Mr. Ed Hoeks. Seven Dutch companies and institutes confirmed their ambition to work as a cluster on the development of the river infrastructure and inland waterway shipping in Ukraine.
The maritime cluster WaterwayTechHolland exists of Dutch companies and institutes, which aim, in collaboration with Ukrainian partners, to contribute to the ambition of the Ukrainian Government to revitalize the Dnipro river as a transport modality. As leading companies in their businesses, they are able to contribute to the improvement of the river infrastructure and facilities, safety in river navigation, and knowledge and skills of sailors by offering services, products, expertise and training of the highest standards in the maritime sector. WaterwayTechHolland is supported by the Dutch Government agency NEA (Netherlands Enterprise Authority, www.rvo.nl)
Dnipro Development Initiative
The Dutch Embassy in Kiev cooperates with the Ministry of Infrastructure in Ukraine in developing the inland waterways and sea ports. Minister Omelyan requested the ambassador for Dutch expertise for the development of Public Private Partnerships (PPP), the development of two sea ports, the management of the Dnipro river and rehabilitation of the sluices in the Dnipro. Thereupon the Embassy launched the Dnipro Development Initiative (DDI).
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