CW China strengthens presence in Central China
In 2017, Canada Wood China (CW China) will take the first steps to extend its reach to Wuhan, which is the economic engine of central China.
As part of its new business development plan, CW China is to support its business partners to establish a Sino-Canadian Modern Wood Construction Technology Center in Wuhan. To symbolize this commitment, on March 6th CW China signed an MOU with several Hubei-based design institutes and builders. The government of Wuhan is confident that the center will help the city position itself as a major center for design, as it pursues the title of World Design Capital 2020. The center is a cross-departmental government initiative. Representatives of the center plan to visit Canada later in 2017 to learn more about the North American approach to wood construction.
To support the development of wood in construction in Central China, CW China will provide the center with expertise in localizing wood structure technology as well as local codes and standards. Additionally, CW China will provide training, education programs and technology support for local companies on topics such as fire-safety and corrosion resistance.
To strengthen our business development effort in Central China region, CW China is hiring a senior Business Development (BD) representative in Wuhan. The BD Representative will have a focus on securing projects within the resort sector and seeking opportunities for prefabricated wood construction. He / She will also work on increasing government and industry’s recognition of prefabricated wood construction as a solution for industrialization of construction.
Wuhan a major hub in Central China
Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, is a major transportation hub in Central China and will be the starting point of our market development work in central China(i). It is central China’s most populous city and also a major economic center.
Hubei is located in-between Hunan and Henan province, combined the 3 provinces have a population of 221.15 million.
- Baidu Baike (March 16, 2017). The Baike of Wuhan Province
- National Bureau of Statistics of China (January 2016). The population of Hubei Province in 2015
- National Bureau of Statistics of China (January 2016). The population of Hunan Province in 2015
- National Bureau of Statistics of China (January 2016). The population of Henan province in 2015
- National Bureau of Statistics of China (January 2016). The GDP of Wuhan and GPD growth rate from 2007-2015
- National Bureau of Statistics of China (January 2016). The construction volume of Wuhan