The “Letter of Intent” was signed between the Government of Himachal Pradesh and the Government of British Columbia at Chandigarh. Rajwant Sandhu, Chief Secretary signed the letter on behalf of Government of Himachal Pradesh and Diana Hayden, Deputy Minister, signed on behalf of the Province of Columbia, in presence of prime minister of the British Columbia, Mr. Christy Clark,.
The feature of the “Letter of Intent” envisages starting developmental programmes of mutual interest in both the Countries. These programmes include, promoting cooperation and exchange of information in the field of Energy, Forestry, Agriculture and Tourism. As the geographical area of both these States is similar, both will be benefited immensely by exchange of technologies and will learn more from one another in order to strengthen the economy.
The Himachal Pradesh can make advancement in horticulture by importing root-stock and can learn more from their Hydro system advancement. The other area of mutual benefit is to promote investment and technical linkage between enterprises and projects of Cultural, Artistic, Education and Research. “Memorandum of Understanding” to this effect will be signed within next six months between the Government of Himachal Pradesh and the Government of British Columbia.