FII is working closely with the B.C. forest products industry to monitor these trends and to identify opportunities and issues for the B.C. forest products sector.
Significant progress was made over the last few years to introduce wood frame construction to Mongolia. Demonstration projects, training for the nascent wood frame construction industry and quality assurance support have been provided by FII and its partners. Building on Mongolia’s adoption of Canada’s wood frame construction code and methods, FII is continuing to assist its national government with implementing a plan to build 96 large Soum Centres to create government and commercial infrastructure in many locations. This is expected to prove the economic and other merits of using B.C. wood products for residential and non-residential construction.
FII will continue to identify and support opportunities for wood frame construction in social housing, community centres and municipal buildings to support the government’s plan to provide modern housing for some three-quarters of a million people, and the anticipated mining boom in Mongolia.
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