Delegation of the Dutch Embassy

On Wednesday, the 17th of October, a delegation of the Dutch Embassy got acquainted with The Special Treat project. The Dutch Embassy delegation, led by the Deputy Head of Mission, was present at our presentation and joined us during the field visit.

We were also honoured by the Municipality Chief Executive of the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly and his staff for accompanying us during the visits to the project locations: Sanitation Blocks in the Nsawam Prison, Public Sanitation Block at the Nsawam market and the Waste Treatment site.

We are thankful that we had the possibility of sharing our ideas and showing the progress made.

Circular Economy Conference Vietnam

Together with the Dutch Embassy in Hanoi, NWP, the Ministery of Infrastructure and Trade, Natec and our consortium (NijhuisIndustries, Solveigh and GC International) a very well attended conference was organized about the impact of the Circular Economy developing integrated and DBFOM solutions to solve some of the most demanding challenges by adopting our unique Waste to Wealth approach to secure Vietnam resilient and circular water, safe and secure food, renewablee energy by turning Waste to Wealth.

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Foundation Help a Child

Recently, our colleague Robin Jaspers has worked with pleasure in name of GC Foundation on a series of infographics for the 50th anniversary of the Foundation Help a Child (NL: Red een Kind). Help a Child is a development organization that focuses on improving wellbeing of children in vulnerable communities. To achieve this, the foundation not only focuses on the child itself, but also on their families and their village. That approach is such that a village in 7 to 10 years improves in such a way that it can independently build further on a promising future for their children. The Foundation has evaluated its village program and the most important results of these evaluation has been depicted in infographics. View them here

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The Special Treat Project is making progress

Our Waste to Value project in Ghana, also called The Special Treat Project, is making progress. The purpose is to improve the living conditions through improved sanitation, the collection and treatment of waste and waste water and to effectively recover energy, nutrients and compost from residues. This is smart, certainly if you take into account this new way of generating energy creates new jobs. At this moment we are working with more than 50 local people on the several plants.

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New colleagues Aditi and Tim

Welcome to our 2 new colleagues Aditi Tallu from India and Tim Huldman! Aditi is in the Netherlands for 2 weeks to get acquainted with our company and of course her colleagues. From Delhi she will carry out work for our projects in India. Tim will soon be leaving for Ghana to assist in our Waste to Value project. Aditi and Tim both participate in the Young Expert Program (YEP) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Wonderful Vietnam

This week our colleagues were in wonderful Vietnam! Three weeks ago a Vietnamese delegation of NATEC visited us in the Netherlands. Our return visit lead to meetings where we discussed innovative solutions for sand washing, the use of digesters and sustainable rice production. We will help with the setup of a conference in Hanoi to strengthen ties between Vietnamese and Dutch business and knowledge institutions. All in all an unforgettable first business trip! Vietnam is a beautiful country with rapidly growing economy, large swatches of unspoiled wilderness, and cities such as Hanoi, which reminds to beautiful cities such as Paris and Havana. The trip was together with IHC, Nijhuis Industries, Solveigh and NWP. Special thanks go to the Vietnamese Embassy in the Hague.

Holland Trade Mission prime-minister Rutte

Friday the 25th GC and her Indian and Dutch partners joined Dutch Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen in New Delhi while presenting our Waste to Wealth | Hindon & Ganga Clean up Concept as part of the Holland Trade Mission to India, led by prime-minister Rutte! This was an excellent workshop during which we could explain our programme well and interact with the audience present. It gave the audience a unique insight view of how the consortium (GC, Nijhuis Industries and Trinity) work and partner with our Dutch government, ‘De Werkplaats’ in a DBFMO (Design, Build, Finance, Maintain, Operate) project. The total Indian - Dutch team is geared up for the next step, to proof this joint effort to become bankable and executable.

Visit of Vietnamese delegation

Last week GC received a delegation of 16 Vietnamese people from NATEC (National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development). Jointly, we visited our partners IHC (dredging and wet mining), Nijhuis industries, the FoodValley and the WFC presenting showcases of Dutch successes. The agency works in Vietnam on various integrated issues, including sustainable food production. As a follow-up, GC is going to Vietnam in early June to find out how we can apply our expertise on a number of issues.