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Minister Thomson and Ambassador Guy Saint Jacque sign MOU with China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
Minister Thomson and Ambassador Guy Saint Jacque sign MOU with China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
November 2015
China
Minister Thomson and Ambassador Guy Saint Jacque sign MOU with China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

B.C. and Canada renewed the original five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with MOHURD strengthening all three governments’ commitment to developing wood-frame construction as a preferred building system in China. The new MOU expands the scope of collaboration among Canada, the Province of B.C. and MOHURD, particularly related to the formulation of housing and urban development policies. The MOU supports MOHURD’s recognition of the environmental benefits and structural qualities of wood-frame construction, as well as the ability of wood buildings to enhance the health and wellbeing of occupants. The MOU signing led to the development of a 5-Year Joint Work Plan.