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17 september 2014
Het bewijs dat de pers erbij was! Een artikel uit de Jakarta Post:
"Jakarta teams up with Rotterdam for water management"
Rendi A. Witular, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta | Wed, September 17 2014, 10:25 AM
A Dutch training program between Jakarta and Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, was officially launched on Tuesday by Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and Dutch Ambassador Tjeerd De Zwaan.
The program focuses on integrated urban water management and will allow staff from the city administration to spend three months in the Netherlands to learn the best practices adopted by Dutch engineers, practitioners, administrators and policy makers.
In an agreement signed last year, Rotterdam and Jakarta agreed to focus on integrated urban water management, including capacity building and knowledge exchange.
The Netherlands Education Support Office (Nuffic Neso Indonesia) is coordinating the program from Jakarta.
“This program is a perfect example of new ways of bilateral cooperation, in which higher education and the government work closely together in projects and programs and in which all organizations involved contribute something to make it into a success," said Nuffic Neso director Mervin Bakker.
Ambassador De Zwaan said the program was the fruit of cooperation between the two delta cities of Rotterdam and Jakarta.
"It is also part of the broader cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands with regards to water. This cooperation is not limited to both central governments but brings a wide range of actors together, knowledge institutes, companies, NGOs and local governments," he said.