China to build four replica versions of Dutch-based World Horti Center

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Greenhouse sector bodies from the Netherlands and China have reached an agreement for the development of four replica versions of the Dutch World Horti Center in China. The new statement of strategic intent and cooperation aims to help progress China’s greenhouse industry by using Dutch technology.

The deal will see Greenport Food & Flower Xperience (GFFX) Foundation, one of the initiators of Honselersdijk-based World Horti Center and TUS-Holdings from Beijing  jointly developing four innovation hubs, purpose-built facilities where research, education, business and government can innovate, connect, create and inspire together.

When work on constructing will start is still unclear as the parties involved are currently looking for suitable locations. TUS-Holdings is closely linked to Beijing’s Tsinghua University. Over the past 20 years the company has grown to become one of the biggest developers and operators of science and technology parks in China.

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opened the World Horti Center in March 2018. The facility is a collaborative model between the greenhouse sector and government and helps turn greenhouse innovation into commercial opportunities for horticultural businesses around the world.

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