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Delegates of Canada/BC Forest Sector Trade Mission visit Gapyeong Canada Village in Gyeonggi Province

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

January 28, 2019

Gapyeong Canada Village, the largest wood frame house complex project and the first joint venture in Korea between a public housing agency Gyeonggi Urban Innovation Corporation (GICO) and a private company Dreamsite Korea, welcomed delegates of Canada/BC Forest Sector Trade Mission delegation headed by Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, BC Government on December 8, 2018.
The Canada Village Project showcases the collaboration of Canada and Korea in expanding the use of Canadian wood products in energy-efficient and healthy Super E and Super E Net Zero housing.
During the visit, the delegates were briefed on the project, toured the Maple Hall Community Centre and a Super E House and Super E Net Zero House which were successfully completed and certified with technical supports from Canada Wood and Super E Office/EEEA.
*Gapyeong (also spelled as Kapyong in the past) is the most befitting place for Canada Village. One of the most fierce and heroic battles during the Korea War was fought by the Canadian Forces in Gapyeong and the Canadian Korean War Monument to commemorate their sacrifice is also situated there.