Saturday, April 20, 2024

ACT Chief Minister leads Asian trade mission

ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr has this week led a Territory Government trade mission to South Korea and Japan.

Mr Barr said the Government was working to build investment, infrastructure and industry relationships in key markets to support ACT trade and climate action objectives.

Both Korea and Japan are identified as key markets in the ACT Government’s International Engagement Strategy and T2030: ACT Tourism Strategy 2023 – 2030.

“The Government seeks to connect Canberra with places, markets and sectors where we have common interests. This mission has a focus on the electrification of the ACT,” Mr Barr said in a statement.

“During the mission, meetings will be held with LG, H2 Korea, Samsung, Hyundai, Panasonic and other relevant businesses on the implementation of our net zero emissions by 2045 plan, as set out in the ACT Climate Change Strategy.

“These meetings will focus on the electrification of the ACT, including the supply of public and private electric transport, the technology and energy needs of households and the appliances that will allow them to electrify.”

The Chief Minister was also due to visit Canberra’s first Sister City, Nara. The visit has been time to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Sister City relationship.

“The mission will also include a site visit to the Seoul Arts Centre. This will offer valuable insight into modern theatre precincts, in light of the upcoming Canberra Theatre Centre Redevelopment,” Mr Barr said.

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