A Dutch commercial and industrial mission composed of 12 companies will launch a business trip to the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, headed by businessman Jaap Van Drajr, in coordination with the Kurdish and Dutch Businessmen Club (KDBC). The trip, which begins on September 15 and continues until 22, seeks to discuss the available ways to promote investment opportunities for Dutch companies in various sectors such as agriculture, food, and water resources.
Dutch investor Jan Vos told AKnews: "The development and reconstruction amid the security stability attracts a lot of companies that aspire to work there.
"There are large investment opportunities there because of the reconstruction projects in light of the available revenues from oil and gas. The number of Dutch companies will increase in the next five years."
The program of the trip to Kurdistan includes visiting government and private institutions in addition to farms and factories.
The KDBC was founded in June 2012 in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, in the presence of 110 companies, in addition to known Dutch economists and politicians to develop commercial and economic relations between Kurdistan and the Netherlands.
Harry van Bommel from the Socialist Party visited the Kurdistan Region at the beginning of 2012 and encouraged Dutch companies to visit the region and cooperate and communicate with the Dutch consulate office in Erbil.
Dutch writer and journalist van Bommel in a report published in a Dutch newspaper called on companies to benefit from investment opportunities in the Kurdistan Region.