Premier Clark Back Home After Trip To Asia

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Premier Christy Clark has returned from her trip to Asia where she promoted BC’s LNG industry as well as launching BC’s new trade and investment office in the Philippines.

Clark said her visit had two main objectives.

“This mission had two priorities – expanding B.C.’s trade presence in Southeast Asia and strengthening B.C.’s trade relationships in existing priority markets in South Korea and Japan,” said Premier Clark. “The business-to-business announcements that took place on this mission demonstrate Asia’s growing interest in B.C. clean technology, information and communications technology and international education, helping to drive economic growth and job creation at home in B.C.”

When it comes to LNG, Clark also was busy on that front.

The LNG sector here in BC will see a benefit from the renewal of an agreement between BC government and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) on energy co-operation as well as engagement. JOGMEC will be investing in 4 LNG and natural gas projects under development in BC – the Cordova Embayment, the Cutbank Ridge Partnership, Pacific NorthWest LNG and Aurora LNG.