31 December 2012
Shouguang Vegetable Industry signs MOU with CDB
China originated Horticulture company Shouguang Vegetable Industry will increase their presence in the WestHolland Horticulture sector by expanding business activities at their Lansingerland location. During last Sunday’s Netherlands-China Trade and Economic Forum in Noordwijk the cooperation between Shouguang and China Development Bank (CDB) was sealed in an MOU signing between the two parties and the WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency. The signing ceremony was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Dutch King Willem-Alexander who emphasized the achievements of the longstanding cooperation between China and the Netherlands.
Shouguang purchased a greenhouse farm in 2012 and will soon finalize construction of their new two-floor training facility. These facilities in Lansingerland will conduct R&D on seed breeding and vegetable growing; provide training courses on food safety and processing; and process vegetables into value added products. They chose Lansingerland for their first European presence because of its reputation as one of the most advanced and developed greenhouse areas in the world. Many vegetable growers apply high-tech methods to grow their products. Furthermore, many leading greenhouse companies and research institutes are located in this region. The WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency assisted Shouguang with the establishment of their operations and will continue to assist them with their expansion resulting from the cooperation with the China Development Bank.
From left to right:Yang Ming, President Shouguang Vegetable Industry; Xi Jinping, President of P.R. China; Marleen Zuijderhoudt, General Manager WFIA; H.M. King Willem Alexander; Hu Huaibang, Chairman of China Development Bank