On November 30, 2015, Forestry Innovation Investment hosted a Chinese delegation from Shanghai’s Pudong district, led by Mr. Shen Jibao, Deputy Director-General of Pudong’s Construction and Transportation Commission. Several other representatives from the Construction and Transportation Commission, as well as representatives from the Housing Development and Security Centre and the Pudong Major Project Management Office accompanied the Deputy Director-General.

The team of government officials visited B.C. to confirm their commitment to maintaining a close bilateral relationship with the Province of B.C., to explore how we build and operate public facilities in Canada, and how Chinese authorities may adopt B.C. forest products and building systems in a market that is increasingly recognizing the benefits of building with wood.

Following a roundtable discussion held at FII’s office in Vancouver, the delegation toured Kiwanis Garden Village, a housing project for seniors in West Vancouver. The delegation then toured the West Vancouver Aquatic Centre and North Vancouver City Hall. The tour concluded with a visit to VanDusen Gardens.