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Markham, China businesses collaborate to combat smog
Jan. 12, 2015
Brea Bartholet

Markham-Unionville MPP Michael Chan announced a new venture for Cenith Air and Future Solar Developments Inc. in Markham last week.

Following Premier Kathleen Wynne’s international trade mission to China in October — which the province says garnered $966 million in investments and is expected to create about 1,800 more jobs in Ontario — 11 additional partnerships and clean technology agreements have been secured.

The mission was an integral part of the province’s Going Global Trade Strategy, helping business expand into priority markets around the world. Allowing businesses to compete on a global scale is also part of Ontario’s economic plan.

These newest partnerships are worth an estimated $358 million and could create up to 80 more jobs in communities across Ontario.

Both Cenith Air and Future Solar Developments, which focus on clean air solutions, clean energy and environmental protection, have been added to the list. They have signed on with Yangze River Group to collaborate on smog control projects, as well as selling smart electric appliances and air purifiers in China.

“Our diversity here in Markham cannot match anyone else’s,” said Chan.

“Many products in Ontario are made for the global market. Now, 11 additional agreements have materialized and this will build opportunities for Ontarians across the province.”

Richmond Hill MPP Reza Moridi also spoke to the newly formed alliance, noting how proud he was to celebrate such a vast achievement.

“Strengthening our ties with China in key areas, such as clean tech, is generating jobs for Ontarians and growing the clean tech sector. This is a great step forward,” he added.

Ontario’s four-part economic plan includes building the province up be investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure, creating a dynamic environment where businesses thrive and building a secure savings plan.