Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, will visit Iran from Sunday 23 to Friday 28 October, accompanied by a delegation of Dutch companies.
With this visit, the Minister intends to strengthen the economic ties in order for the Dutch companies to gain access to the Iranian market.
The trade delegation will meet with Iranian Ministries in Teheran, and Dutch companies will meet with their Iranian counterparts. These meetings are aimed at promoting mutual collaboration.
The schedule also features a visit to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.
In the years ahead, Iran is planning major investments in port development. For example, the port of Chabahar, near the Pakistan border, will be expanded. The port of Bandar Abbas will also be extended and renovated.
Dutch companies such as BAM, Van Oord, and the Port of Rotterdam command a great deal of expertise in this regard, and are also represented on the Dutch delegation.
With respect to the ports and port development component, the Minister will be accompanied by the following companies: BAM International, Damen Shipyards, Port of Rotterdam, Royal Boskalis Westminster, Royal IHC, STC Groep, Van Oord, and Witteveen + Bos.