‘It is my goal to make The Netherlands fit for the future: our infrastructure must enable new economic dynamism and people and goods must quickly and easily reach their destination. Therefore I invest in the missing links in our highway network and in high quality inland water and rail transport. But I also invest in innovation, because I believe The Netherlands is well equipped to be a global leader in mobility and logistics.’
‘Making The Netherlands fit for the future also means less and better spatial regulation. The new Environmental Planning Act (Omgevingswet) enables development and local initiatives by citizens and entrepreneurs, while at the same time safeguarding a high quality environment.’
‘The Netherlands is one of the safest river deltas in the world. Yet we remain vulnerable because there is so much to protect. Making our delta fit for the future therefore means investing in dry feet and living safely with water, to prevent new water-related disasters. Internationally I also advocate a preventive approach to water-related issues. Dutch knowledge, skills and expertise play a crucial role in making the world safer, cleaner and more efficient.’
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