HANGZHOU, CHINA – In an important step toward a stronger working relationship between B.C. and China's Zhejiang province, both governments signed an agreement encouraging greater co-operation in wood-frame construction, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today.

Along with enhancing co-operation and communication between the two governments, the letter of intent on strategic co-operation aims to promote the use and application of wood-frame construction in Zhejiang, in accordance with China's environmentally friendly, low-carbon building policies. The agreement also calls for a co-operative effort to develop construction and fire codes in Zhejiang favourable to wood-frame construction, and for an ongoing exchange of technological and other information.

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New wood agreement in China's sixth-largest province