Netherlands To Explore Opportunities In Sri Lanka’s Dairy Sector

Jun 05, 2015 (LBO) – A Dutch delegation of dairy companies will visit Sri Lanka in June to explore doing business with local firms and support the island’s dairy industry, the embassy said in a statement.

“This visit should result in long term business activities which will contribute towards economic development in Sri Lanka and the Netherlands”, Louis Piët, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands said in a statement.

“The primary focus of the visit is to explore potential investments and opportunities in the dairy sector.”

The statement said that the delegation will visit Sri Lanka on 8 and 9 June, will go on field visits and meet with local companies and organizations to find out where cooperation will be beneficial to all parties.

“The supply of the Sri Lankan fresh dairy production cannot yet meet the demand for milk, yoghurt and other products and large quantities of milk powder have to be imported,”

“This is where Dutch companies and organizations can share expertise and provide the necessary training and equipment, be it for fodder, cooling facilities, construction of stables or milking equipment.”

The delegation, led by Sara Knijff, Director International Agriculture of the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, will attend a trade seminar on 9 June to meet with dairy sector policy makers, industry players and academics.