After the launch of the Top 10 Investment hosted by the Makassar city (South Sulawesi, Indonesia) government last year, the interest of trading companies from various developed countries was very high. All are busy seeking various investment potentials in Makassar.

One of them is the Netherlands. This was seen during the Dutch Company Trade Delegation, together with the Dutch Embassy Team meeting with the Mayor of Makassar, Moh. Ramdhan 'Danny' Pomanto. The meeting was related to the potential of trade and investment cooperation between Makassar and the Netherlands, at the residence of the Mayor, Tuesday April 23, 2019.

In the trade mission of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in South Sulawesi on 23 and 24 April 2019, a total of nine Dutch Companies and Organizations, most of which had a permanent presence in Indonesia, were involved.

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The attendees were Deltares, Engeldot-Water, Training & MDF Consultation, OASA Architects, Royal HaskoningDHV, Royal IHC, Simavi, Boskalis, and Verstegen.

Deputy Head of the Netherlands Embassy Economic Department, Joost Nuijten, who led the trade delegation described Dutch expertise in areas such as maritime affairs, water management, waste management, agriculture, and in many other consultancies.

"The aim is to offer these companies insight into economic, investment and trade opportunities in the region, as well as building and strengthening business connections in South Sulawesi," he said.

Regarding the Top 10 Investment in Makassar, Nuijten did not specify one of the potentials to be cooperated. But according to him, the Dutch Trade delegation has expertise in various fields, making it possible to enter in the top 10 investments.

"Our company does not work on just one project," Nuijten said.

Meanwhile, Mayor Danny Pomanto said that his meeting with the Dutch trade delegation was one of them discussing the water master plan in Makassar, both water supply and waste water management.

Danny acknowledges that from 10 investments, all of them require good waste management. Starting from waste water management, sanitation, and water supply.

"I see this as the most potential thing for cooperation," explained Danny.

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Translated and edited by: Aulia Rahman​