Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Tanya van Gool and new Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Constanta (south-eastern Romania) Dan Coman were on Wednesday on a visit to Galati (eastern Romania, on the Danube), where they met the local authorities.
The first meeting was held at the Prefecture and was also attended by Flemming Sorensen, managing director of the Damen Shipyards in Galati, a part of the Dutch group Damen Shipyards. The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands made it clear that the visit to Galati had been planned as far back as three weeks ago and as early as that it aimed to continue the talks about a solution referring to the control and fight against floods as a consequence of a project made by Dutch experts.
This project will also be considered during the Dutch economic mission to be organized in September in Bucharest, Galati and Constanta (sooth-eastern Romania).
Prefect of Galati County Ionut Cosmin Paun insisted on thanking the managing director of Damen Shipyards in Galati for his involvement in managing the situation created by the high flow of the Danube.
„I am warmly congratulating and thanking you for the way in which you ensured the first line of defence of the city, for the fact that you have really contributed to the defence of the city of Galati,” said Paun. Then the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands met chairman of the Galati County Council (CJ) Eugen Chebac.
During the talks the chairman of the Galati CJ also approached the subject of the study made by the Dutch experts and the partners of the Ecological Consultancy Centre in Galati of restoring the natural course to the Danube, a study that revealed three solutions for avoiding the cities of Galati and Braila being flooded.
The study was made after the floods in 2005 and 2006 and was financially supported by the Dutch side. The project was commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development in Romania.