Panamanian trade minister visits

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16 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Panamanian minister for trade and industry Alejandro Ferrer is visiting a number of businesses in the Netherlands this week. He wants to know what expertise the Dutch private sector can offer in the areas of transport, storage, distribution, port construction and energy.

16 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Panamanian minister for trade and industry Alejandro Ferrer is visiting a number of businesses in the Netherlands this week. He wants to know what expertise the Dutch private sector can offer in the areas of transport, storage, distribution, port construction and energy.

Ferrer signed a memorandum of understanding with State secretary for economic affairs Frank Heemskerk today, an informal agreement on cooperation between the two countries.

Heemskerk says that Panama not only offers Dutch businesses opportunities related to the expansion of the Panama Canal, but also in the areas of logistics and distribution.

Some EUR 2 billion is involved in the expansion of the Panama Canal, a project that will double its transport capacity.

Ferrer said after the signing of the agreement on Monday that large parts of the project would be publicly tendered out on the basis of design and execution. He thinks that Dutch businesses have good chances of securing contracts.

Minister Ferrer is in the Netherlands until Wednesday at the invitation of the state secretary.

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