B.C. announces first major commercial wood demonstration project in India

January 19, 2017

Premier Christy Clark today announced that the largest shipment of mass timber
from British Columbia to India is en route.

The shipment also includes lumber and will be used in the first major commercial wood
demonstration project to showcase B.C. forest products in India.
As India's economy grows, traditional wood supply cannot meet increasing demand. As a
leading supplier of sustainable forest products, British Columbia is seen as an attractive longterm
supplier. Support for the project is being provided by the Government of B.C.'s market
development agency for forest products, Forestry Innovation Investment (FII), through its India

The wood products will be used to construct a facility housing several design workshops at
India's Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University located in
Ahmedabad, Gujurat State and will serve as a showcase to help grow awareness and demand in
India for B.C. wood products.