The Netherlands has made an important contribution to improving water management in Indonesia. Indonesia is rapidly developing into a middle income country. As a result, the relationship between both countries is turning towards a more business-oriented cooperative relationship.
One pressing issue is soil subsidence in Jakarta and its surroundings that makes hundreds of thousands of people vulnerable to flooding. Several organisations are working hard to reduce the risk of floods. The pressure of urban expansion is exacerbating this situation. The Dutch water sector is already involved in finding solutions together with the local government and there are excellent opportunities for future activities. In addition, the governments of both countries are focusing on strategic cooperation on integrated water management in relation to the development of 'lowlands' and agriculture. Improving drinking water and sanitation has also been an ongoing area of concern, and various Dutch organisations, such as water companies, regional water authorities and knowledge institutions, have been involved in it for a long time.
NWP actively collaborates with NLinBusiness, a not for profit Dutch Business Hub network and full service platform that helps Dutch entrepreneurs (SME) to set foot in new export markets. NLinBusiness helps them to expand their international business by introducing them to relevant service providers and networks. Find out more about their services and network in Indonesia and Jakarta by visiting their dedicated web page (in Dutch) on their 'City of Opportunity – Jakarta'.