Joint presentation as a water sector
"I regarded the support by NWP as very positive. The value was primarily in the joint presentation as a water sector. As a country you get in easier than as an individual company, certainly in the early stages. This happened quite convincingly and in addition, we profited from all kinds of practical and proactive organizing.
As far as our branch is concerned, we obtained valuable new knowledge, for example, on an educational level, labour costs and the residential climate for expatriates: what are the working and living prospects like there, also as a family with children, for example? We examined these aspects in many conversations, we wanted to speak to a mix of expatriates and local people. It is expected that the decision will be taken in the first half of 2019.
And this of course applies to all missions: it is a step in a longer process. It is now largely up to us to follow through, we have to stay on top of it. And that's what we will do."