A delegation from Terrace City Council will be heading to China sometime this year as part a sister city exchange.
The dates and itinerary are still preliminary, but the mayor, two councillors and the city’s economic development officer are expected to spend a week in Qinhuangdao in early May.
Brian Downie is one of two counsellors on the trip, he says it’s a great relationship building opportunity.
The trip won’t be all pleasantries though.
It’s expected the Terrace delegation will discuss Taisheng International Investment plans to build an alfalfa processing plant at the Skeena Industrial Development Park, as well as visit the Qinhuangdao Economic Development Zone.
The trip will cost the city about $1,500 per delegate, with Qinhuangdao footing the costs once they’re in China.
An invitation from the city to join the delegation has also been sent to Northwest Community College, and the Kitselas First Nation.
Last November, a delegation from Qinhuangdao was in Terrace to sign a Friendly Exchange Agreement.