Typical photo: MARIN takes a commemorative photo with VISIA. From left to right: Engineer, MSc Tran Xuan Duc, Director of SESCO Design Company, Mr. Wytze de Boer, project director, KS Do Thanh Hung, VISIA Vice Chairman; Mr. Erik Rotteveel director of Marin
MARIN and VISIA at the Dutch-Vietnamese business connection
On April 11, 2019, at the REX Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, the Maritime Research Institute MARIN had a meeting with the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Association (VISIA) in the connection between Dutch and Vietnamese businesses, 70 enterprises accompany Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to visit and work in Vietnam. VISIA led by Mr. Do Thanh Hung, Vice-Chairman, worked with Mr. Wytze de Boer and Erik Rotteveel, MARIN project managers. MARIN will cooperate, support, train … with VISIA ship design and consulting companies to improve the capabilities, scope and quality of products. As we know, the Netherlands is currently the second largest European trading partner of Vietnam, two-way trade turnover in 2018 hit 7.8 billion USD. This is also the largest European investor in Vietnam today, with a total of 9.55 billion USD registered FDI. Damen shipbuilding project in Hai Phong is one of the most fruitful projects. The two countries are prioritizing to strengthen cooperation in areas such as agriculture, marine economy, smart cities … And MARIN is a famous research institute that when we go to school we all know the name of the test tank Wageningen. Currently MARIN has 350 researchers and engineers, 7 test tanks and laboratories, 85% of revenue is from international trade projects, 15% is from scientific research.