20 Dutch companies eye Philippines investments



Dutch Vice-Minister for Foreign Trade Marten van den Berg on Friday said in his interview that there are 20 companies in the country that looking for potential investment opportunity.


According to him, the Dutch businessmen were in Manila for their three-day program and he said they are eyeing to invest in infrastructure, water, and agriculture.

“What I will tell the Dutch companies is please go to the Philippines, see the opportunities. In the end, it’s up to them to decide. We’re very happy to facilitate the trade, investment opportunities,” Marten van den Berg said.

He said that the Dutch companies are always paying attentions to a long-term relationship, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.

“Dutch companies are looking for long-term relationships. For us, it’s not always important to have straight away contracts but starting good relations, looking for opportunities, discussing opportunities,” he said.

Dutch official stated that despite President Duterte's intense talk against the West, they still always 'look into the real policies.'

“There is a lot of noise, but we always look into the real policies,” he said.

"I very much believe that this visit will both strengthen our economic ties as well as support our social agenda for sustainable growth," He added.



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