CM offers service of 40,000 Kerala nurses to resolve shortage in Netherlands
New Delhi: Kerala Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan assured the service of Keralites to resolve shortage of nurses in the Netherlands. The Chief Minister gave the assurance to Netherlands Ambassador to India Marten Van Den Berg during a meeting at Kerala House in Delhi.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan informed through Facebook that he assured the service of Malayali nurses after the Dutch Ambassador told him about the shortage of nurses in their country and that they presently require up to 30,000-40,000 nurses.
The CM further said that the ambassador was impressed with dedication and efficiency of Keralite nurses and that the resident commissioner has already been directed to coordinate further procedures in this regard with the embassy.
The Chief Minister and the ambassador also discussed post-flood rebuilding activities and port development. As part of this, the ambassador informed that King and Queen of Netherlands will arrive in Kochi on October 17 and 18.
A 15-20 member-delegation of Dutch company officials, professionals and technicians will accompany the king and queen. A 40 member-financial delegation also will be part of the mission.
The works of the mission will be coordinated by district collector and the resident commissioner in Kochi. About 20 museums in Kerala and the Dutch archives in Kochi will be developed with the cooperation of Kerala State Archives Department and the National Archives of the Netherlands.
With the cooperation of the Port of Rotterdam, designing and development of Azhikkal port also has been planned. The Kerala Maritime Institutes in Neendakara and Kodungallur also will be enhanced as per the contract with them. The contract will be signed during the visit of Netherlands delegation in October.
During the Chief Minister’s visit to Netherlands, development of ports and Dutch archives in Kerala was discussed. Further procedures in this regard is being completed in the Ministry of External Affairs, the Chief Minister said.